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Henry David Thoreau
Mrs. Thonus
Grade 3 - MMEHMCPS
• Henry David Thoreau was born in
1817 on July 12 and died in 1862 on
May 6 at age 44.
•His birth house (photo left) was his
grandmother’s farmhouse just
outside of Concord, Massachusetts.
• He lived most of his life in
• Picture is of Henry David Thoreau as a
young man.
•He entered college at 16 at Harvard
• He had a good sense of humor. He was
intelligent. He liked to spend time by
Concord, Massachusetts
Picture from Henry David Thoreau’s time.
He was a teacher for a little while after
getting out of college. He loved young
people his whole adult life.
Thoreau was best known as a writer.
•He is best known for writing Walden, Civil
Disobedience, and Cape Cod poems and
•Henry David Thoreau hated slavery.
• He wanted all people to be free and
treated equally.
• He went to jail for not paying taxes to fund
the Mexican/ American war. This is Civil
The Wellfleet Penman
Henry David Thoreau at Cape Cod, 1857
• He spent time on Cape Cod writing about its beaches and
wild life.
"In warm evenings I frequently sat in
the boat playing the flute,
and saw the perch, which I seem to
have charmed, hovering around
- Henry David Thoreau
• He loved to be in nature. He was
called a naturalist. He would be called
a conservationist today.
•He sat in a boat on warm nights
watching herring and perch.
•Thoreau said after being at Walden Pond
• Henry David Thoreau lived at Walden
Pond from July 4, 1845 to September 6,
1847 (2 year, 2 months, and 2 days)
•He liked to hike through the woods near
his home.
• Walden Pond is a 102-foot (31 m) deep pond, 61 acres in area
about 1.7 miles around, located in Concord, Massachusetts.
• Walden Pond is a kettle hole created by a glacier.
• A copy of the one-room cabin
near the Walden pond where
Thoreau lived.
• The cottage is not far from
Walden Pond.
• Diagram of Thoreau cabin
at Walden pond.
• He wanted to live simply
with nature a Walden Pond
•Walden Pond park area
was saved from being
built on because of his
•Walden pond park in
Concord, MA today.
Map of park
• Over 600,000 visitors
annually to Walden Pond
Walden Pond summer and fall
•Headstones at Sleepy Hollow
Cemetery in Concord, MA
• He is buried in the part of the
cemetery called author’s ridge
• I think he was intelligent by the
way he wrote and how well he told
people his opinions.
Maria Mitchell
Researched by Lydia
Personal Information
Maria Mitchell
• Born August 1, 1818 in Nantucket, MA
• She was the third of ten children
• Her parents were Lydia and William
• Died June 28, 1889 in Lynn, MA
• Maria went to the School for Young Ladies
• She was taught by her astronomer father
• Learned from books at The Nantucket
• In 1853, awarded the first advanced degree
to a woman from Indiana Hanover College
Major Accomplishments
• Discovered ‘Miss Mitchell’s Comet’ on
October 1, 1847
• Received gold medal from King Fredrick
of Denmark for her discovery
• First woman member of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences
• President of the American Association
for the Advancement of Women
Major Accomplishments
• Professor of Astronomy at Vassar
• Given an honorary degree form
Columbia College
• Put into the Hall of Fame for Great
Americans in 1905
• In 1859, awarded the Medal of Merit
from Switzerland
Interesting Facts
• Crater on moon named after her
• Most famous American scientist of the
19th century
• First professional woman astronomer in
United States
• Involved in the anti-slavery movement
Maria was clever, independent and adventurous.
I think Maria was clever because she received
a lot of awards at a time when women
usually didn’t go to school. When she was 38
years old she accepted an offer to travel to
New Orleans and London. She remained in
Europe and went to France on her own, then
continued to Rome with Nathaniel
Hawthorne’s family.
If Maria Hadn't Existed
Maria showed that women were capable
of doing any job. We probably wouldn’t
know a lot about the things Maria
discovered if she didn’t exist. We
wouldn’t know that women could study
astronomy or get educated instead of
cleaning, cooking, sewing, all those
things women did. Maria showed that
women can do anything!
Maria Mitchell proved to the world that
women were smart and could have
careers and contribute to society. She
believed in education and was known
for many quotes including, “Did you
learn that from a book or did you
observe it yourself?”
Maria at work
Maria Mitchell Home and Observatory
This information was collected from the following
websites :
Maria Mitchell - Historical Eclipse Chaser
Women in History - Maria Mitchell
Distinguished Women of Past and Present
4000 Years of Women in Science
Thank you for watching my presentation
on Maria Mitchell and I hope you
enjoyed it!
Created by Lydia
• 1802 Feb. 15
• East Road
Adams, MA
Susan had 7 brothers and sisters
A picture of Susan’s face is on a $1.00 coin
She voted when she was not allowed
She wanted no slavery
After her death women could vote
She moved to new York when she was 6
She went to school for 15 years
She learned to read and write when she was 3
She became a teacher
She was losing eyesight so she had a operation to fix it
• Woman might not vote
• Help woman get the right to vote
• I think Susan’s personality is
determined because Susan B. Anthony
didn’t give up
Paul Revere
By Cody
Birth date
Paul Revere
• He was born on
January 1 1735 in
Interesting Facts
• He Fought the Indians.
• He Was a dentist.
• He was a Patriot
• He Married Sarah Orne.
• He Worked in gold and
silver shop.
• He was kept for hours
by British.
Major accomplishments
• His Midnight ride
across the country.
• He was the express
• He printed money.
If Paul Revere didn’t exist
• We would have still
been owned by the
• We would have lost
the war
Paul Reveres impact
• His impact on people today is how
brave he was for going on his midnight
ride and escaping from the British.
Paul Reveres personality
• I think he was brave because of his
midnight ride and escaping from the
Ben Franklin
Researched by
Birth and death
• Boston January 17 1706
• April17 at 84 age
Interesting facts
• Invented swimming paddles for hands
and feet.
• Invented the newspaper cartoon.
Major accomplishments
Invented the franklin stove
He wrote poor Ricards almanack
He invented the printing press
Found out lightning was electricity
He invented the bifocal lenses
Paul Revere
Researched by Justin
When he was born
.He was born in Boston 1734 in
December .
What father taught him
His father taught him
to make things
out of silver and gold.
When his father died
Paul took care of the family.
Major accomplishment
He made the midnight ride to
Lexington to warn John Hancock
and Sam Adams that the british
were coming.
Paul married Sarah Orne they
hade eight children. When she
died Paul married Rachel Walker. They also
had eight children and
some of them died.
What might be different
We might have lost
the war against king
George and his men.
John Hancock and
Sam Adams would have been
Paul was a hard worker. He was a silver
smith and took
after his father.
Emily Dickinson
Researched by
Interesting facts
• BORN December10
1830 at Amherst,
• She was the 2nd
child born to Emily
She was 50 when she died.
• December 10, 1830 because of
• A sickness
John Hancock
Researched By: Claire
Facts About John Hancock
• John Hancock was First to sign the
Declaration of Independence
• John Hancock was part of the Second
Continental Congress
More Interesting Facts
• John Hancock was a rich and wealthy
• He was the richest man in New
When and Where he was Born?
• John Hancock was born in Braintree
(now Quincy) Massachusetts.
• His father died and after that his did
uncle die too.
Ben Franklin
Researched by Harrison
Interesting facts about Ben
• Ben Franklin was the 10th soap maker in
his family.
• He also wrote Poor Richard`s Almanac.
• He spent many night practicing writing.
• Ben Franklin discovered that lighting is
John Hancock
By Kenny
Facts about John Hancock
John Hancock was born in 1737 and he was
also the first member to sign the Declaration
of Independence.
All about John Hancock
John Hancock wanted • John Hancock was
everybody to like
part of the Boston
tea party
He wasn’t a Tory.
John F. Kennedy
By Nico
Born When and Where.
Born in Brookline, Massachusetts on
May 21.
Great Accomplishments
• Youngest President ever elected.
• He was 43 when he was elected.
Clara Barton
Researched by Toria
Clara Barton
• Clara Barton born
was December 25
• She was born in
North Oxford MASS.
Clara Barton
• Clara was the founder of the Red Cross. She
was 2 years as a nurse. Became a teacher
when she was 17. Clara help many soldiers.
Wrote in different languages. 600 people
attendance the school. They hired a boy. Not
Clara. People called her the Angel of the
battle. Searched for the missing soldiers.
Deborah Sampson
By: Briauna
About Deborah
• Deborah was the oldest of 6 children.
When she grew up she wanted to be in
the army. They would not let her in
because was a women. She dressed up
as a man and finally got in.
Deborah Sampson
Birth Date
• Deborah was born in Plimpton M.A.
December 17, 1760. She died April
29,1827 at the age of 66.
• I think Deborah is brave because she
took a big risk to be in the army.
Horace Mann
By Ryan
About Horace Mann
• He was born in Franklin M.A.
• He died on August 27,1859.
• He was 63 years old when he died.
Major accomplishments in his life
• Often called the father of common
• Was the president of Anitoch College.
• Helped with the laws .
What might have been different if Horace
Mann did not exist
• I think there would not be any public
schools in Massachusetts if Horace
Mann did not exist.
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