Teaching with Primary Sources

George Washington Carver: The Peanut Man

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Project Overview

Welcome to Ms. James' website. This site is designed for 1st grade students.
Students will research the life and inventions of George Washington Carver.

 

 

 

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was a plant scientist who made great contributions to the field of agricultural chemistry. He created more than three hundred products from peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes. Carver received many honors and awards for his work. Many institutions, museums, and schools are named in honor of George Washington Carver.

 

George Washington Carver

 

 

 

 

George Washington Carver invented some three hundred uses for peanut butter and sweet potatoes. Some are listed below:

Peanut Butter
Sweet Potatoes
  • Peanut Butter
  • Shampoo
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Instant Coffee
  • Soap
  • Dyes
  • Face Powder
  • Oil
  • Pickles
  • Vinegar
  • Flour
  • Starch
  • Molasses
  • Ink

Quote

"It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success." - George Washington Carver

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Governors State University - Teaching with Primary Sources Partner
Iona James
Martin Luther King Elementary School
Last Updated on April 7, 2007