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History Literacy. Social Studies: Grade-1

In the first grade, students understand chronological sequencing of events by creating basic timelines.
Students participate in shared research using biographies and informational text the contributions of historic figures in American history including Squanto, the Pilgrims, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Sacagawea, Daniel Boone, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington Carver.
Students identify the significance of historic places and monuments and describe their connection to real events of the past including the Plimoth Plantation, Mount Vernon, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial.
Students commemorate the contributions to the American nation of significant groups including National Hispanic History Month, Native American Heritage Month, and Black History Month.
Mount rushmore presidents abraham lincoln, architecture buildings.
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Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

This is a replica of the portrait exhibited at the Salon of 1779. It is inscribed (reverse, possibly by the artist, now covered by relining canvas; see Additional Images, fig. 1): Peint par Duplessis pour / obl... more


Paul Revere, III (1760–1813) Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), after a Painting by Greuze of 1777

Charles Paul Jérôme de Bréa (French, ca. 1739–1820)

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

Houdon's bust of Franklin was the first of his canonical portraits of leading figures in American history, among them Washington, Jefferson, John Paul Jones, the Marquis de Lafayette and Robert Fulton (1989.329... more

Banknote motif: Portrait on George Washington in a decorative panel

Attributed to Asher Brown Durand (American, Jefferson, New Jersey 1796–1886 Maplewood, New Jersey)

Map of the United States

Central Map File

sarcophagus from "Tomb of Washington, at Mount Vernon. (Washington's Farewell Address.)"

This image has been taken from scan 000055 from "Tomb of Washington, at Mount Vernon. (Washington's Farewell Address.)". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users... more

President Lincoln & cabinet / lith. of J.H. Bufford.

Print shows Abraham Lincoln, bust portrait, facing right, at center, surrounded by bust portraits of members of his cabinet, clockwise from top, "Simon Cameron, Secy. of War", "Salmon P. Chase, Secy. of the Tre... more

President Lincoln and His Cabinet, with Lt. General Scott, in the Council Chamber at the White House

Based on a drawing (2013.634.1), Schussele’s print documents Lincoln's chier advisors early in the Civil War. Pictured from left to right are Edward Bates (Attorney General), Gideon Welles (Secretary of the Nav... more

The Assassination of President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, Washington D.C., April 14th, 1865

This lithograph records the shocking moment when Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth. As a famous actor, Booth had free access to Ford’s Theatre and had gone there to collect his mail on April 14, whe... more

The landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Mass. Dec. 22nd 1620

Print shows the first arrival on land of a small group of Pilgrims; they are met by a Native standing on the left, wearing snowshoes. The Mayflower is anchored offshore on the right.

Benjamin Franklin, printer's sample for the World's Inventors souvenir album (A25) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Printer's samples for the collector's album "World's Inventors" (A25), issued in 1888 to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Citing Burdick's "The American Card Catalog": "Souvenir albums of this type, as ... more

Plymouth Rock, in front of Pilgrim Hall, "1834"

Rock, dated 1620, in circular fence, Plymouth, Mass.

George Washington Carver, Chemist

The Harmon Foundation Collection: Kenneth Space Photographs of the Activities of Southern Black Americans


George Washington Carver - with biographical paragraphs. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston

[Benjamin Franklin's Statue, US Embassy in Paris]

[Benjamin Franklin's Statue, US Embassy in Paris] - [PAR-7598 through PAR-7601]