Have Fun with American Heroes: Activities, Projects and Fascinating Facts

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Who is your favorite American hero—Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, or Sally Ride? Many of these men and women took risks to secure freedom for all Americans—including you and your family. Have Fun with American Heroes is filled with brief biographies, fascinating facts, and interesting quotes from our most well-known and popular American heroes. The book also contains fun-filled experiments and activities that will stretch your imagination and give you a better appreciation of these historical figures.

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Fascinating Facts and Fun Projects

Who is your favorite American hero—Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, or Sally Ride? Many of these men and women took risks to secure freedom for all Americans—including you and your family.

Have Fun with American Heroes is filled with brief biographies, fascinatingfacts, and interesting quotes from our most well-known and popular American heroes.The book also contains fun-filled experiments and activities that will stretch yourimagination and give you a better appreciation of these historical figures.

While you are learning about the dramatic lives ofAmerican heroes you will also discover how to

  • Celebrate our nation's first flag-maker Betsy Ross by making a deliciousice cream flag cake.
  • Imitate inventor Thomas Edison and make a flashlight that really works.
  • Write up a story from your life and add it to a homemade autobiographylike the one Frederick Douglass wrote about his life as a slave.
  • Compare baseball giant Babe Ruth's statistical record to that of one oftoday's many baseball greats.
  • Build a model moonscape and pretend you are taking "One giant leap for mankind" with astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Get to know dozens of true American heroes and have fun while you are learning.

About the Author:

David C. King is a former history teacher and an award-winning author who has written more than thirty books for children and young adults, including the books in Wiley's American Kids in History and American Heritage, American Voices series.

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