WOW Game Title: Historical Figures Memory Game Content Area: Social Studies TEKS Focus: Famous American and Memorial Day Physical Education Unit: Cardiovascular and Locomotor Grade: 1 Resource(s): www.socialstudiesforkids.com , www.cowgirl.net Picture Resources: http://www.cowgirl.net/honorees/Henrietta_King.aspx -Henrietta King http://www.visitingdc.com/president/abraham-lincoln-picture.htm - Abraham Lincoln http://texashistory.info/Sam-Houston.html - Sam Houston http://www.njournalg.com/MarshallRemembered.htm - Thurgood Marshall http://www.answers.com/topic/amelia-earhart - Amelia Earhart http://encarta.msn.com/media_461515530/robert_fulton.html - Robert Fulton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Meriwether_Lewis.jpg – Meriwether Lewis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:William_Clark.jpg – William Clark http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Carrie_Chapman_Catt.jpg – Carrie Chapman Catt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FDR_in_1933.jpg – Franklin D. Roosevelt Equipment/Materials: Historical Figures Memory Game Cards (attached), 1 cone per team of 4 (Tip: Tape the cards onto poly spots to help weight them down and remain on the floor or laminate them on poster board) **Card-sized Printing Instructions: Go to File-Print. Under “Print Range” select “pages” and type in “320”. Then where it says “Zoom” check on “4 pages per sheet”. Set Up: Memory cards flipped over scattered Frisbees for the completed matches to be placed Activity: Give the cards with the names of the historical figures on them to each team and scatter their matches (who they are) faced down in the area in front of the teams. This activity is a relay in which they are trying to be the first team to find all of the matches. Upon signal, the first person in the line will run and try to find the match of their team’s first card/historical figure. Upon each turn, they will only get 1 flip to see if they have found the correct match. If they find the match, they pick it up and take it back to their team’s Frisbee. Teachers will review the matches at the end of the game to reinforce the historical figures. Variations: Place all of the cards face-down in the activity area and have the students flip 2 cards per each turn. If the two cards match, they pick them both up and put them in their team’s Frisbee. The team with the most matches at the end when all of the matches have been found is declared the winners. Review Questions: Skill focus: What physical activities can you do in your self-space when it is not your turn during the relay race? Academic focus: Why is Amelia Earhart important to our history? Who is the town of Kingsville, TX named after? Who was a Supreme Court Justice? Sam Houston First president of the Republic of Texas. He had gained fame as a soldier in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (during the War of 1812). He served in Congress and as Governor of Tennessee. When Texas declared itself independent from Mexico in 1836, it named him as its president. He later became represented Texas in the Senate and became governor. Abraham Lincoln He was the 16th President of the United States. He is also one of the most famous presidents ever. He kept the country together during the Civil War. He was also assassinated shortly after the end of the war. Henrietta King Henrietta, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister, married Richard King, the founder of the King Ranch. As the ranch matriarch, she was known for her hospitality and compassion, extending help to the needy and sick. Henrietta literally created the town of Kingsville by donating the land. When "Captain" King died, Henrietta became the sole owner and manager of the world's largest ranch. She ultimately created an empire of over a million acres. Thurgood Marshall He successfully convinced the Supreme Court to rule that segregation in education, then later served on the Court itself. He gained everlasting fame as the first African-American justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Amelia Earhart She is one of the most famous early female aviators. Among her many flying records is the first solo transatlantic flight by a woman. She set the record crossing the Atlantic in fourteen hours and fiftysix minutes. In 1937, Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, set off to circle the globe but disappeared in the attempt. Robert Fulton An American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat. He also designed a new type of steam warship. In 1800 he was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the Nautilus, which was the first practical submarine in history. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark They headed the first American overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back. They helped get a better perception of the geography of the Northwest and the production of the first accurate maps of the area. Resources were documented and they helped establish friendly relations with the Native Americans. Carrie Chapman Catt She led the movement for the women’s right to vote. She was elected president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) twice. Franklin D. Roosevelt He was the 32nd President of the United States during World War II. He helped the American people regain faith in themselves. He brought hope as he promised prompt, vigorous action, and asserted in his Inaugural Address, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."