S: Famous Missourians
FC: Famous Missourians By: Abigail Bonham Example
1: Welcome to my Mixbook technology curriculum project! The following pages are examples of work that students might create and publish following the directions of my Famous Missourians lesson plan found at the end of this Mixbook. Technology is a powerful motivator for students. They can create projects that are aesthetically pleasing and that can be published to share with other students, family, and friends. In addition to being viewed on the Web, a Mixbook creation can be printed out as a hard copy book that can be housed in the classroom, presented to the school library, or purchased by parents and guardians as a keepsake of their student's work. -Abigail Bonham
2: Satchel Paige | Page created by: Student 1 & Student 2 | Lived: 1906-1982
3: Satchel Paige was a famous baseball pitcher who helped break down racial barriers in professional sports. His incredible speed, control, stamina, and showmanship made him a national baseball hero. Paige’s career stretched from 1924 to 1967. He pitched in the Negro Leagues before joining the major leagues in 1948. In 1971, Paige became the first player from the Negro Leagues elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Kansas City, Missouri, was his home.
4: George Washington Carver was a world-famous chemist who made important agricultural discoveries and inventions. His research on peanuts, sweet potatoes, and other products helped poor southern farmers vary their crops and improve their diets. A monument showing Carver as a boy was the first national memorial put up in honor of an African American. He was born in Diamond, Missouri.
5: George Washington Carver | Page created by: Student 3 & Student 4 | Lived: 1864-1943
6: Page created by: Student 5 & Student 6 | Mark Twain | Lived: 1835-1910
7: Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known as Mark Twain, was a major American writer born in Florida, Missouri, but grew up in Hannibal, Missouri. His stories and novels are famous for their humor, vivid details, and memorable characters. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, both classics in American literature.