Our George Washington Carver lesson plan introduces students to scientist and educator, George Washington Carver, who is best known for his work related to peanuts. However, his research and work has also been instrumental in assisting farmers with other types of crops. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creative writing skills to write a letter of thanks to George Washington Carver to thank him for his contributions to farming and his influence on other people, encouraging them to consider his contributions. Students are also asked to place important events in Carver’s life in chronological order.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify George Washington Carver and list facts about his life and explain his significance in history.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3