Celebrate Independence Day by honoring Amazing Americans. Meet incredible individuals who contributed to the development of America. There are many amazing founding fathers and mothers that we can research and gain a great perception of how they helped shape America. On Independence Day, we remember and appreciate these inspirational Americans.
Watch our AVATAR video as George Washington talks about the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Edison was a great American inventor, scientist and businessman and the third most prolific inventor in history. Featured in this ELT Reader from Harper Collins, it is a unique opportunity for learners of English to read about the exceptional lives and incredible abilities of some of the most insightful people the world has seen.
President Abraham Lincoln was a man who stood up for his beliefs and deserves credit for setting the foundations for unifying diverse states into a country.
It is interesting to see how people like Henry Ford also developed their careers. He came from a poor family background to be one of the most successful American businessmen of all time.
Life stories such as that of brave people like Harriet Tubman, a slave, are fascinating. How did she overcome those early, harsh days? They may be the exceptions, but America does have a habit of producing people who stand out.
On Independence Day, we remember and appreciate these wonderful Americans. They came from all walks of life, but they had the same drive and belief that they could achieve their dreams. Their dreams made a difference to the whole nation.
From Colonial Men and Women, Politicians, Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Doctors, their stories are the foundation of America and you can bring them into your classroom.
- Article by Dr Charles – ‘interviews’ with Amazing Americans.
- Questions –
- Who was The first President of the United States? (a) Abraham Lincoln, (b) Thomas Jefferson (c) George Washington.
- Who is considered the author of the Declaration of Independence? (a) John Adams, (b) Thomas Jefferson (c) George Washington.
- Thomas Edison had a health issue/defect. What was it?
- What was the secret network called used by Harriet Tubman to free slaves?
- ‘Fordism’ was named after Henry Ford. What does it mean?
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