George Washington Carver for Kids: His Life and Discoveries, with 21 Activities

George Washington Carver for Kids: His Life and Discoveries, with 21 Activities

by Peggy Thomas

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George Washington Carver was born into the violent era of slavery, yet he had big ideas. The first was to get an education. That meant leaving his Missouri home at a young age, washing people's clothes to pay for school, moving from town to town, and fleeing a lynch mob.
Carver's second big idea was to serve others. After becoming the first black graduate from Iowa Agricultural College, Carver took a teaching position at the Tuskegee Institute founded by Booker T. Washington. There he witnessed the miserable conditions of the poor Southern farmer. That's when his ideas began to flow. Carver taught farmers how to nourish the soil, conserve waste, and feed their families. He developed hundreds of new products from the sweet potato, peanut, and other crops, and his discoveries gained him a place in the national spotlight.
Throughout the Jim Crow era, Carver toured America speaking about agriculture, but most people went away with a more important message: that every citizen has hidden potential that, like a seed, just needs nurturing to bloom. Many of Carver's ideas took a long time to develop, but today his concepts of conservation, zero waste, and plant-based products are on the cutting edge of science. George Washington Carver tells the inspiring story of this remarkable American scientist. It includes a time line, resources for further research, and 21 hands-on activities to better appreciate Carver's genius.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780915864058
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Series: Chicago Review Press For Kids Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Peggy Thomas is the author of 20 nonfiction books for children and young adults, including Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation and Farmer George Plants a Nation. She has worked closely with leaders of Agriculture in the Classroom, the American Farm Bureau, and Future Farmers of America.

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