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Directions

Copy a blank bingo board and famous American


cards page for each student

Cut out one copy of the calling cards and place in a


container

Instruct students to cut out the famous American cards


and glue anywhere on their blank bingo board (they
will have one extra person)

Pull out a calling card and read the description of the


person. Students cover the person that matches the
description (there are two cards for several of the
people, students can only cover one at a time, and
may not change it once it is covered).

First person to get five in a row wins!

Try Bingo variations such as four corners, T shape, I


shape, H shape, blackout, etc.

Betsy Ross

Benjamin
Franklin

George
George
W. Carver Washington

Abraham
Lincoln

Martin Luther
King Jr.

Helen
Keller

Susan B.
Anthony

Jackie
Robinson

Thomas
Jefferson

Cesar
Chavez

Pocahontas

Eleanor
Roosevelt

Rosa
Parks

Thurgood
Marshall

George
Washington

Abraham
Lincoln

Martin Luther
King Jr.

Benjamin
Franklin

Thomas
Jefferson

Rosa
Parks

Helen
Keller

George
W. Carver

Susan B.
Anthony

Thurgood
Marshall

He proved that
electricity was present in
lightning through his kite
experiment.

He was an African
American who studied
science and plants. He
became a teacher

He led the fight for


freedom from England
and helped establish a new
country. He was born in
Virginia.

He was the United States


president when the
country was divided over
the issue of equality for
all people

He was an African
American minister who
worked for equal rights
for all people

She overcame her


disabilities and worked to
help others who were
blind and deaf.

She led the struggle to


give women equal rights,
including the right to vote.

He was born in Virginia. He


was the third president of
the United States.

She was an American


Indian girl, daughter of
Powhatan, who came with
her fathers people to
visit the settlers at
Jamestown. She worked to
help the settlers receive
food from the American
Indians

He was the first African


American player in the
major leagues of baseball.
His actions helped to bring
about other opportunities
for African Americans

He was a Mexican
American who worked to
improve conditions for
farm workers.

She was a leader for equal


rights for all people. She
volunteered for many
organizations. She was
also a first lady.

She was an African


American woman who
refused to give up her
seat on a public bus as
was required by law many
years ago. She helped to
bring about changes in
laws and worked so that all
people would have equal
rights.

He was an African
American lawyer who
defended people at a time
when not all people had
equal rights.

He was a farmer. He was


the first president of the
United States. He is known
as the Father of Our
Country.

He helped free African


American slaves. He was
born in a log cabin. He
taught himself how to
read.

He helped bring about


changes in laws through
peaceful means. He led
peaceful
marches and gave
speeches.

He started the first


library and the first
volunteer fire department
in America.

He wrote the Declaration


of Independence, which
states that people have
certain rights. He was a
leader who helped develop
the country.

She participated in the


Montgomery Bus Boycott
with Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr.

She learned to speak and


write with help from her
teacher Annie Sullivan.
She graduated from
college and wrote an
autobiography.

He developed hundreds
of uses for peanuts,
sweet potatoes, and
soybeans.

He was the first African


American justice of the
United States Supreme
Court.

She helped run a civil


rights newspaper with
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
called the Revolution.

She is believed to have


sewn one of the first
flags for our country.

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