Famous Americans

Famous Americans

Fifth graders become experts on famous Americans. Then, donning costumes and props, students present their research in a living history to an audience. This research project allows students to hone their research skills, utilize the Crane library holdings, and write a scholarly piece showcasing the writing skills they have learned in the last few years of school.

One goal of this project is for students to go forward with a general curiosity of how individuals, either famous, infamous, or ancestors, led their lives. For some students, biography becomes a favorite genre to read.

Famous Americans who have visited our campus recently include:

Julia Morgan Laura Ingalls Wilder Muhammad Ali Michelle Obama Steve Jobs Elizabeth Blackwell
Harriet Tubman George Washington Martin Luther King, Jr. The Wright Brothers Ulysses S. Grant Dr. Seuss

Lewis and Clark

Harry Houdini Annie Oakley Amelia Earhart Clara Barton Maya Angelou