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Have Fun with American Heroes: Activities, Projects and Fascinating Facts

ISBN: 978-0-471-74856-4
128 pages
March 2006, Jossey-Bass
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Who is your favorite American hero—Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, or Sally Ride? Many of these men and women took risks to secure freedom for all Americans—including you and your family. Have Fun with American Heroes is filled with brief biographies, fascinating facts, and interesting quotes from our most well-known and popular American heroes. The book also contains fun-filled experiments and activities that will stretch your imagination and give you a better appreciation of these historical figures.
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Introduction.

PART 1. HEROES OF EARLY AMERICA.

1. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790).

2. George Washington (1732-1799).

3. Daniel Boone (1734-1820).

4. Paul Revere (1735-1818).

5. Patrick Henry (1736-1799).

6. Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826).

7. Betsy Ross (1752-1836).

8. Lewis & Clark (1774-1809) (1770-1838).

9. Sacagawea (ca. 1787-1812?).

PART 2. THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.

10. Sequoyah (c. 1770-1843).

11. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).

12. Frederick Douglass (1817 or 1818-1895).

13. Harriet Tubman (ca. 1820-1913).

14. Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906).

15. Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885).

16. Sitting Bull (ca. 1831-1890).

17. Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931).

18. Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922).

19. Booker T. Washington (1856-1915).

PART 3. THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY.

20. Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935).

21. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919).

22. Jane Addams (1860-1935).

23. The Wright Brothers (1867-1912) (1871-1948).

24. W.E.B. DuBois (1868-1963).

25. Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

26. Hellen Keller (1880-1968).

27. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).

28. Frances Perkins (1882-1965).

29. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962).

30. Babe Ruth (1895-1948).

31. Amelia Earhart (1897-1937?).

32. Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974).

33. Jesse Owens (1913-1980).

PART 4. THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY.

34. Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964).

35. Rachel Carson (1907-1964).

36. Rosa Parks (1912-     ).

37. John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).

38. Jackie Robinson (1919-1972).

39. Betty Friedan (1921-     ).

40. Cesar Chavez (1927-1993).

41. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968).

42. Neil Armstrong (1930-     ).

43. Sally Ride (1959-     ).

44. Maya Lin (1959-     ).

Answers.

Index.

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David C. King is a former history teacher and an award-winning author who has written more than thirty books for children and young adults, including the books in Wiley's American Kids in History® and American Heritage®, American Voices series.
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