A Project for Black History Month – George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver was the man responsible for peanut butter. He was also developed a lot of other uses for peanuts. Mr. Carver was also a scientist and a professor. He was a famous Georgian and was part of our social studies in first grade. At first I had a hard time finding high quality materials about him, but eventually I found some video clips and created a project for my students to do as well.
I like to include a lot of “craftivities” and writing in our studies. Here is how ours turned out. I think they turned out pretty cute and the kids had fun.
Some were simple and sweet. Others were ultra girly and a few had to have cracked nuts!
To make this project the students colored their peanut people before cutting them out. I love how they match the personalities of their creators. So cute!
Next, they wrote key words about George Washington Carver on the dark brown peanuts. Then, they used those words to write a paragraph about George Washington Carver on the lined paper, which was cut out, stacked under the peanut person, and stapled to a large sheet of construction paper. Finally, the students glued their peanuts around it.
If you would like the template you can get it free by clicking here. This project would also work as a part of a Black History Month project or as a part of a study of American inventors.
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