17  George Washington Carver - Center Point-Urbana Community School District

17 George Washington Carver

 

 

What does it mean to influence the U.S. or the World? 

Building a new energy source.

Helped create airplanes.

Help the world with poverty during wars.

 

Learning Target: "I  can  describe how two great Iowa scientists helped  feed the world." 



Task 1:  Use Read Write to review the questions below.

 

George Washington Carver Questions

1.   Who raised George Washington Carver after his Mother died and left him an orphan?

2.  He was so good with plants what nickname was he given?


3.   What did he study at first at Iowa’s Simpson college?

 

4.  What did he study at Iowa State University?

 

5.  After going to Alabama what did he decide his purpose in life was?

 

6, What crop were black farmers in the south growing that was bad for the soil?

 

7.  What crop did he teach then to grow that was better for the soil.


8.   How many uses of peanuts did he develop?


9. How many uses for sweet potatoes did he develop?


10.  Challenge Question:   Why did inventing so many uses of peanuts and sweet potatoes help the farmers?  

 

 


Task 2:  Partner Work - (need audio splitters)

 

Navigator:  Make a copy of the George Washington Carver questions. Put both your names on it. Share it with Lsunseri@cpuschools.org. George Washington Carver Questions.  

Driver:  Run  the video below. Pause it when your navigator says "Stop." Start it when the navigator says "Start." 

 

While you watch the video, answer the questions together. 

 


Task 3:  You may listen to music while you do this. 

When done, each of you have to go to your Feeding the World webpage and do the following: 

1. Post two pictures of Norman Borlaug that shows a detail about what he did.   

2.  Post the source of the picture. 

3. Write a sentence under each picture explaining what  you think he might be working on in the picture. 

 


Task 4: When done, each of you have to go to your Feeding the World webpage and do the following: 

1. Post two  pictures of George Washington Carver  that shows a detail from the video of what he did. 

2.  Post the source of the picture. 

3. Write a sentence explaining what you think he might be working on in the picture. 

 


Assignment:  Work on your Fun Folk  webpages. 

 

 

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