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George Washington Carver

SS1H1 The student will read about and describe the life of historical figures in American history.a. Identify the contributions made by these figures: Benjamin Franklin (inventor/author/ statesman),Thomas Jefferson (Declaration of Independence),Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with Sacagawea (exploration), Harriet Tubman (Underground Railroad), Theodore Roosevelt (National Parks and the environment), George Washington Carver (science).poster yourself

The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he is believed to have been born before slavery was abolished in Missouri in January 1864. Died Jan 5. 1943

George Washington Carver was a celebrated botanist and inventor at a time when it was still rare for African-Americans to reach those heights. The son of a Missouri slave, Carver grew up to attend Iowa State University, earning a bachelor's degree in 1894 and a master's in 1896. He then joined the faculty of Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee Institute. His attempts to find crop alternatives to cotton led him to the peanut; eventually he created more than 325 products from the humble legume, helping to create demand for the plant and establish it as a major American crop. Carver also worked with sweet potatoes, soybeans and pecans, among other plants, and is often credited with changing the face of agriculture in the American south.


Interesting FactsCarver is often credited with inventing peanut butter, but it seems others had created that product before Carver began his work with peanuts.Carver was born a slave. He didn't go to college until he was 30.

Children's Lit ConnectionA Picture Book of George Washington Carver A Weed Is a Flower : The Life of George Washington CarverGeorge Washington Carver (On My Own Biography)



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