George Washington Carver

This learning block represents one week’s work. Aim to watch at least one video and choose at least one activity or project to complete. 

There are two videos to choose from about George Washington Carver. The first one is better for younger kids, the second one will appeal to older kids.  Feel free to watch one, or both!

Choose an activity

Peanut Person Paragraph

First, download and print this template of a peanut person from Grade School Giggles.

Next, write a paragraph about George Washington Carver and his work with peanuts. 

After you’ve written your paragraph, edited, it, and are happy with it, copy it carefully onto the lined peanut shape. 

Cut out the peanut shapes, stack them up, staple the top to make your booklet, and then colour the cover.

Grow a Sweet Potato

Make GWC’s Peanut recipes

George Washington Carver wrote How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption.

Read his own words, then choose one or two of the recipes he came up with and make them!

 

Be sure to take a picture of your project for your portfolio!

Make GWC’s Sweet Potato recipes

George Washington Carver wrote How the Farmer Can Save His Sweet Potatoes and Ways of Preparing Them for the Table.

Read his own words, then choose one or two of the recipes he came up with and make them!

 

Be sure to take a picture of your project for your portfolio!

Biography of George Washington Carver Project

Now it’s time to record what you know, and maybe do some additional research about George Washington Carver, his life, work, inspirations, and influences.

Here is a basic biography template for you to download and fill in.

Use the videos above, the books below, and other research online or through your library to discover all of the interesting facts of GWC’s life and scientific work

Save your written biography of George Washington Carver for your portfolio.

 

Books About George Washington Carver

Click on a book to buy it from Amazon. Or, you can ask for them at your local library. 

In the Garden with Dr. Carver Read Aloud

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