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Who Was George Washington Carver? Printable Mini Book

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 6 pages | Grades: K - 2

Learn about the life and contributions of George Washington Carver with a printable mini-book filled with facts and activities for early readers.

Let’s Learn About George Washington Carver! 

This printable book is perfect for Kindergarten and first-grade students learning about George Washington Carver and notable inventors or during Black History Month.

This mini-book tells the story of Carver’s life and legacy in a way that young readers can understand and enjoy. The book includes fun facts, grade-level appropriate text, and images to help students understand his contributions to society.

Looking for George Washington Carver Facts?

We’ve got a few of those! Check out these surprising facts about G.W. Carver.

  1. Carver was not born in Alabama. He was born in Diamond Grove, Missouri.
  2. He promoted responsible farming practices, like planting peanuts in rotation with cotton.
  3. He was the first African American to enroll at Iowa State University. 
  4. Booker T. Washington offered him a job at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, to serve as the Director of the Agriculture Department at Tuskegee Normal and Industrial School.
  5. He discovered several exciting ways to use peanuts, like shampoo, mayonnaise, paint, and coffee.
  6. He also found new ways to use Alabama clay and sweet potatoes.
  7. He was one of the most prominent African Americans of his time and was known for his work in plant research.
  8. George Washington Carver once advised Mahatma Gandhi about agriculture and nutrition.

No-Prep Black History Month Activities & Ideas

Check out the library for more activities and resources to bring into the classroom during Black History Month. Here are a few ideas for using the mini-book to supplement your February lesson plans.

  • Have students read the book together as a class and follow up with a discussion about what they learned.
  • Have students complete the interactive activities in the book, either individually or in small groups.
  • Have students create a timeline of Carver’s life using the information from the book.
  • Have students write their short biography of Carver, using the information from the book as a guide.

This mini-book is a great way to make learning about George Washington Carver and some of the most influential Black inventors in history fun and engaging for young students. Download, print, and copy your mini-book and you’re ready to go!

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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