Progressively more detailed clues slowly reveal an important figure from American history. Try it!
Who am I?
1) I am a man who lived from 1847 to 1931.
2) As a child, I loved to read science books and build models.
3) I founded 14 companies, including General Electric.
4) I was known as “the Wizard of Menlo Park.”
5) I invented the light bulb!
How many clues until you guessed Thomas Edison?
Instructions show you how to turn these simple quizzes into powerful teaching tools. Use them as warm ups, wrap ups, and even assessments! Kids love to play so they make a perfect reward. You can play in large and small groups, on teams, with and without points, and even on the included game board. A proven winner with students!
Grades 4 and Up. 100 Historical Figures. Introduction explains many different ways to play.
Abigail Adams • John Adams • John Quincy Adams • Susan B. Anthony • Neil A. Armstrong • Clara Barton • Alexander Graham Bell • William Bradford • John Brown • William Jennings Bryan • John C. Calhoun • Andrew Carnegie • Cesar Chavez • Henry Clay • Bill Clinton • Calvin Coolidge • James Fenimore Cooper • Francisco Vasquez de Coronado • Father Charles Coughlin • George Custer • Jefferson Davis • Jack Dempsey • Dorothea Dix • Frederick Douglass • W.E.B. Du Bois • Amelia Earhart • Thomas Edison • Albert Einstein • Dwight D. Eisenhower • Ralph Waldo Emerson • Enrico Fermi • F. Scott Fitzgerald • Stephen Foster • Benjamin Franklin • Betty Friedan • William Lloyd Garrison • Ulysses S. Grant • Alexander Hamilton • Ernest Hemingway • Herbert Hoover • Andrew Jackson • Thomas Jefferson • John Paul Jones • Helen Keller • Florence Kelley • John F. Kennedy • Martin Luther King • General Robert E. Lee • Meriwether Lewis • Sinclair Lewis • Abraham Lincoln • Charles Lindbergh • Benjamin Lundy • James Madison • Horace Mann • John Marshall • Thurgood Marshall • Cyrus McCormick • James Monroe • J. P. Morgan • Samuel F. B. Morse • Annie Oakley • Barack Obama • Sandra Day O'Connor • Thomas Paine • Rosa Parks • Frances Perkins • Ronald Reagan • Sally Ride • Jackie Robinson • John D. Rockefeller • Eleanor Roosevelt • Franklin D. Roosevelt • Sacajawea • Dred Scott • Upton Sinclair • Sitting Bull (Tatanka Yotanka) • Captain John Smith • Squanto • Elizabeth Cady Stanton • Harriet Beecher Stowe • William Graham Sumner • William Howard Taft • Ida Tarbell • General Zachary Taylor • Henry David Thoreau • Bill Tilden • Harry S. Truman • Frederick Jackson Turner • Mark Twain • Cornelius Vanderbilt • Amerigo Vespucci • Booker T. Washington • George Washington • Walt Whitman • Eli Whitney • Woodrow Wilson • Wilbur Wright • Brigham Young
Sunflower Education is run by Cindy and Dan, a married couple with kids in Austin, Texas. Cindy is a graphic designer and Dan is an editor. Together, we've created a fun variety of books.
Our books have proven popular with homeschoolers and teachers alike. We are thrilled to help adults teach and kids learn about our world. Our goal is to keep kids excited and engaged in the world around them. We believe in helping children blossom!