American Heroes
Age 7-9: Concept 2 - Change: Unit 3

In this unit your child will read biographical sketches about some amazing people who have shaped our nation. He will learn what made these people heroes and how they tried to make the world a better place.

This unit can be used independently but is designed to be used concurrently with the science and social studies, People Change the World.


  • Able to read and comprehend chapter books on a 3rd or early 4th grade reading level
  • Can answer comprehension questions about a chapter in a journal
  • Able to write three or four sentences on a topic
  • Usually used by children in third grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Heroes
  • Lesson 2: Early American Heroes
  • Lesson 3: Heroes of Freedom
  • Lesson 4: Hard Times
  • Lesson 5: Recent and Current Heroes
  • Lesson 6: African-American Heroes
  • Lesson 7: Female Heroes
  • Lesson 8: Heroes of Science and Invention
  • Lesson 9: Book of Heroes
  • Final Project: My Life Story

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
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