Story of George Washington Carver

Story of George Washington Carver

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ISBN: 9780590426602
Grades: 3-8

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George Washington Carver was born a slave, but he grew up to become a world-famous scientist. This biography tells the story of his life and how he discovered how to make soil better by growing peanuts and sweet potatoes to put nutrients back into the soil so it could produce more cotton. He then found dozens and dozens of ways to use the peanuts and sweet potatoes. Dr. Carver and his work became well-known and respected. He became a popular teacher of agriculture and was even honored by the President of the United States. 96 pgs.

Category Description for Five in a Row Literature Unit Studies:

These literature-based unit study curriculum guides are so named because you spend five days in a row (a full week; one day for each subject area) using a particular children's book as the theme for multiple academic subject areas. Five in a Row (FIAR) Volumes 1-3 cover social studies and character, language arts, math, science, and art through 15-21 children's books. The literature selections, primarily picture books, contain positive moral values reflecting Biblical values. Christian content is not incorporated in Volumes 1-3, but is available separately in a Christian Character & Bible Study Supplement. Five in a Row Vol. 4 is for slightly older students (Grades 2-4) and features fewer books, some of which are stretched to two weeks of lessons. Christian content is included in the Volume 4 guide.

Before Five in a Row takes the same concept, but simplifies it for ages 2-4, with multiple activities provided for each book, but not as structured between days of the week.

Beyond Five in a Row is the next step up (for Grades 3+), and these guides are structured around chapter books. Activities at this level incorporate history, geography, science, language arts and fine arts with Christian Character and Bible content available separately.




Materials that cover scientific developments through history, famous scientists, inventors and inventions.




Category Description for UNIT STUDIES:

What is a "unit study"? Briefly, it's a thematic or topical approach to teaching as opposed to the traditional by-subject approach. Rather than teach each subject separately, a unit study attempts to integrate many or all subject areas into a unified study - usually centered around a particular subject or event. Obviously History (the study of events) and Science (the study of "things") are well-suited to unit studies, and usually form the "core" around which other subjects are integrated. Subjects like Bible, Geography, Government, English (writing), and Reading/Literature, Music, Home Economics, Life Skills, and Art, are usually easy to integrate around a core topics. Remaining subjects (Math, Phonics, Grammar, Spelling) can be integrated to some extent via related activities. Each, however, has its own "system" (progression of skills, mastery of "rules") which must be followed to some degree. Since one of the additional advantages of a unit study curriculum is the ability to use it with students of varying ages and skill levels, these subjects are generally taught apart from the core curriculum. This may be as simple as assigning pages in a grammar or spelling book, or using a separate "program" for Phonics and Math. Unit studies also tend to be more activity-oriented than the traditional approach, a real boon to kinesthetic learners. Advocates of the unit study approach site studies showing that children learn best when learning is unified rather than fragmented and when learning is more participatory than passive.




Category Description for Scientist / Inventor Biographies:

Please also see our History/Geography Biographies section for morebiographies of scientists at all reading levels.




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
3
Grade End
8
ISBN
9780590426602
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
96
Language
English
Series Title
Scholastic Biography Ser.
Ages
9 to 12
Audience
Juvenile
Contributor
Alexander Anderson (Illustrator)
Author
Eva Moore
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Scholastic
Weight
0.2 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.46" x 5.13" x 0.3"
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