Ohio By: Jane Taynor
Unit: Ohio History Grade Level: Third Grade Lesson: Lesson #1: Famous People
Objectives • The students will learn about Ohio’s famous people through computer and book research. • The students will be able to identify why each character is famous through simulation.
Materials • Computers with Internet accessibility • Paper and writing utensil • Encyclopedias • Video: The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk
Materials Continued • Books: • My First Book About Ohio by Carol Marsh • One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong • Friendship 7: First American Orbit by Michael D Cole • Victoria Woodhull: First Woman Presidential Candidate by Jacqueline McLean • Ulysses S Grant :Our 18th President by Ann Gaines • Rutherford B. Hayes by Hans A. Trefousse • William Howard Taft: Our Twenty-seventh President by Mellissa Maupin • William Mckinley: Our Twenty-fifth President • The Wright Brothers by Lola M. Shaefer • The Thomas Edison Book of Easy and Incredible Experiments • CD-ROM • Ohio Facts and Activities by Carole Marsh
Websites • http//:www.ohiokids.org • http//:www.ohiohistory.org • http//:www.oplin.lib.oh.us/products/PPF/ohioans • http//:www.oplin.lib.oh.us/EDUCATE/STUFF • http//:www.state.oh.us
Some of Ohio’s Famous People Day 1: Astronauts Day 2: Women Day 3: Presidents Day 4: Inventors Day 5: Presentations http//:www.ohiohistory.org
Astronauts • born in Cambridge,Ohio in 1921 • he was the first American to orbit the Earth • he piloted the spacecraft Friendship 7 around the globe 3 times • born in Wapakoneta, Ohio in 1930 • he was the commander of Apollo 11 which was the first lunar landing mission • On July 20th, 1969, he was the first man to set foot on the moon http//:www.oplin.lib.oh.us/products/PPF/ohioans/astronauts/puzzler.html
Activities • Read: • One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong • Friendship 7: First American Orbit by Michael D Cole • The students will write a story about what they would like • to do if they were an astronaut. They will have to write about • what they think they would see from the moon and how they would feel.
Women • born in Marietta, Ohio in 1808 • she wanted to rewrite the Constitution to give • more rights to women and African-Americans • born in Homer, Ohio in 1838 • in 1872 she was the first woman to run for president http//:www.oplin.lib.oh.us/products/PPF/ohioans
Activities • Read: • My First Book About Ohio by Carol Marsh • Victoria Woodhull (Claflin): First Woman Presidential • Candidate by Jacqueline McLean • The student will be responsible for coming up with different laws that they • believe would give more rights to women and African-American people. • They would also write in their journals about what would be different if we • had a female president.
Presidents • born in Point Pleasant, Ohio in 1822 • he became the 18th president in 1868 -born in Delaware, Ohio in 1822 - he became the 19th president in 1876 http//:www.oplin.lib.oh.us/products/PPF/ohioans
Presidents Continued • born in Niles, Ohio in 1843 • he became our 25th president in 1891 -born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1857 - he became the 27th president in 1909 http//:www.oplin.lib.oh.us/products/PPF/ohioans
Activities • Read: • Ulysses S Grant :Our 18th President by Ann Gaines • Rutherford B. Hayes by Hans A. Trefousse • William Howard Taft: Our Twenty-seventh President by • Mellissa Maupin • William Mckinley: Our Twenty-fifth President by Cynthia Klingel • The students will draw a large map of Ohio and find the place • where their choice president lived. After drawing the map, • the students will be asked to research the web to find other presidents from • Ohio and put them on the map as well.
Inventors • born in Milan, Ohio in 1847 • he invented the light bulb, he movie camera and projector • Edison’s “ Invention Factory” produced more than 1,000 inventions • born in Loundonville,Ohio in 1876 • in 1909 he invented he self-starter for automobiles • he created 140 inventions http//:www.oplin.lib.oh.us/products/PPF/ohioans
Inventors Continued -born in Millville, Indiana in 1867 - born in Dayton, Ohio in 1871 • Both Orville and Wilbur Wright created the first • powered flight in history in 1903. • They built their own engine. • In 1905, they built the first practical airplane • “Wright Flyer III”
Activities Read: • The Wright Brothers by Lola M. Shaefer • The Thomas Edison Book of Easy and Incredible Experiments Video: The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk The Students will be put into group of 4 or 5 to perform 2 of the experiments from the selected book. They will each make a story of their own inventions.
Final Activity On Day 4 the students will be asked to choose a famous inventor, president, woman, or an astronaut from Ohio. They are to research this person on Day 4 during class. On Day 5, the student will be required to present their report to class. Along with the report the students will be required to write a story from that persons point of view and dress up as that character as best as possible. The students will read their story as the person they have chosen.
Quiz #1. What were the two inventions that Thomas Edison created? #2. Who was the first person to set foot on the moon? #3. Who was the first woman to run for president? #4. Name the 18th and 19th presidents that were from Ohio? #5. Who was the first American to orbit the earth? #6. What is the most important thing to you about the person that you chose for your report?
Thank You For Your Attention In the next lesson we will be learning about the famous places in Ohio. We will be visiting one of them on an outside school adventure. I hope to see you all there!!