George Washington Carver

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George Washington Carver

  1. 1. George Washington Carver<br />Georgia Standard SS1H1<br />The student will read about and describe the life of historical figures in American history.Georgia Standard SS1CG1<br />The student will describe how the historical figures display positive character traits<br />
  2. 2. George Washington Carver<br />George Washington Carver was born a slave in 1864 near Diamond Grove, Missouri.<br />
  3. 3. George Washington Carver<br />George and his mother were kidnapped from the Carver farm when George was a baby. He never saw his mother again.<br />
  4. 4. George Washington Carver<br />George grew to love nature and plants as a boy. He spent hours in the woods near his home learning about plants and talking to them.<br />
  5. 5. George Washington Carver<br />When George was older, he went to school away from home. He was a very good artist and wanted to learn more about art and painting.<br />
  6. 6. George Washington Carver<br />To cover his basic needs and earn money for his education, George taught guitar lessons, typed telegrams, and took in laundry. His humble industriousness inspired his classmates.<br />
  7. 7. George Washington Carver<br />George decided in 1891 that he could do the greatest good by studying agriculture. He enrolled at Iowa State University to better serve the needs of poor southern farmers. After graduation,<br />George became a<br />Teacher at the <br />University. He became known as “The Plant Doctor”.<br />
  8. 8. George Washington Carver<br />1<br />In 1896, Booker T. Washington invited George to join the faculty at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. <br />
  9. 9. George Washington Carver<br />When George first arrived, his only lab equipment was a microscope. But his resourcefulness came in handy. He took his students to the junkyard where they looked for materials to make equipment.<br />
  10. 10. George Washington Carver<br />Southern farmers relied on cotton as a cash crop. George started looking for other crops that would save the soil and help the farmers soon after he arrived at Tuskegee. <br />
  11. 11. George Washington Carver<br />Through many investigations and experiments. George was able to discover over 300 new uses for peanuts, as well as over 100 uses for sweet potatoes, soybeans, pecans, and black-eyed peas. <br />
  12. 12. George Washington Carver<br />Carver experimented with and discovered many uses for peanuts and other crops so that farmers could easily sell these products.<br />What character trait is this an example of?<br />DETERMINATION<br />TRUSTWORTHINESS<br />HONESTY<br />
  13. 13. George Washington Carver<br />Carver did all he could to help farmers by finding new uses for peanuts, sweet potatoes, and pecans.<br />What character trait is this an example of?<br />COMMITMENT<br />RESPECT<br />TOLERANCE<br />
  14. 14. George Washington Carver<br />Carver worked for many years to make things better for farmers.<br />What character trait is this an example of?<br />COURAGE<br />PERSERVERANCE<br />HONESTY<br />
  15. 15. George Washington Carver<br />George Washington Carver died in 1943. He is remembered today for his perseverance and commitment to helping others. <br />
  16. 16. George Washington Carver<br />Picking up where Carver left off, many companies today are developing new products from plants. Scientists are working with corn, soy, sweet potatoes, and sugar beets as raw materials. <br />
  17. 17. George Washington Carver<br />America’s Greatest Farmer<br />You’ll never hear of a man who worked harder<br />Than that famous American, George Washington Carver.<br />Born a slave, he learned how to read,<br />And became a wonderful student indeed.<br />What interested him, what he wanted to know,<br />Were the lives of plants and things that grow.<br />He became a teacher and a writer, too!<br />And his inventions for farms would astonish you.<br />Three hundred foods that use peanuts a little,<br />Like peanut soap, peanut oil, and peanut brittle.<br /> Peanut lotion, peanut bars, and even peanut honey.<br /> But he never ever sold his ideas for money! <br /> He wanted farmers to use well their land.<br /> And he was very happy just to lend them a hand.<br />
  18. 18. George Washington Carver<br />1<br />Carver loved to grow and collect _________ .<br />A<br />animals<br />B<br />plants<br />C<br />rocks<br />
  19. 19. He invented over ______ uses for peanuts.<br />2<br />A<br />100<br />B<br />200<br />C<br />300<br />
  20. 20. George Washington Carver was known as the ___________ Doctor.<br />3<br />A<br />Farm<br />B<br />Plant<br />C<br />Peanut<br />
  21. 21. 4<br />Carver made some important __________ about plants.<br />A<br />recipes<br />B<br />books<br />C<br />discoveries<br />
  22. 22. Carver discovered that crop rotation helped farmers save their _____ and make better plants.<br />5<br />A<br />soil<br />B<br />tools<br />C<br />wagons<br />
  23. 23. George Washington Carver<br />
  24. 24. George Washington Carver<br />Georgia Standard SS1H1<br />The student will read about and describe the life of historical figures in American history.Georgia Standard SS1CG1<br />The student will describe how the historical figures display positive character traits<br />

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