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FAMOUS PEOPLE

IN U.S. HISTORY
INTERNET SCAVENGER HUNT
Introduction
The purpose of this activity is to recognize major figures in
the United States. Through this activity and the websites
you will learn facts about individuals that helped shape the
United States of America.
Directions
Each slide in this PowerPoint gives you one question and a
website URL to investigate. Begin by reading the question
then copy the URL into the search browser. There you will
search for the answer and once you find it, you will write
down the answer to the question in a complete sentence on
piece of loose leaf paper.
Remember to number each answer the same as the question!
Question #1
Which president wore false teeth made of ivory not
wood?
http://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/the
-man-the-myth/the-trouble-with-teeth/
Question #2
What is the name of the woman who would not
give up her seat on the bus?
http://mrnussbaum.com/rosa-parks/
Question #3
Who is credited for creating the light bulb?
http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-thomas-edi
son/
Question #4
Which President issued the Emancipation
Proclamation?
http://www.historyforkids.net/emancipation-procla
mation.html
Question #5
Who was the most visible leader for the Civil Rights
Movement famous for his I have a dream
speech?
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/us-civil-rights
/i-have-dream/
Question #6
What woman is one of the most well-known activist
for the woman suffrage movement who played a
significant role in passing the 19th Amendment?
http://www.biographyonline.net/women/susan-b-an
thony.html
Question #7
What member of the Shoshone Indian tribe helped
translate on Lewis and Clarks expedition?
http://www.ducksters.com/history/famous_native_am
ericans.php
Question #8
Who do we know as the true author of the
Declaration of Independence and is also the 3rd
president of the United States?
https://www.surfnetkids.com/independenceday/261/
who-wrote-the-declaration-of-independence/
Question #9
Who was the first Hispanic American to be a U.S.
Senator?
https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/com
mon/generic/Hispanic_Heritage_Month.htm
Question #10
What woman was a conductor for the Underground
railroad making 19 trips to free over 300 slaves?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html
Question #11
Who was the first person to walk on the moon?
https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stor
ies/first-person-on-moon.html