History Makers Book Project

The important thing about them...

About the Project

Students will be doing research on their chosen history figure using books and online sources in their library class. Then with the facts gathered, they will be writing a poem about their topic. We will be using a pattern in writing their poems from the book called The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown.

The Classbook

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Each student will write and illustrate a poem on the assigned topic. After the students complete their pages, the teacher/librarian will collect them all and ship them to Studentreasures for publishing. Classbooks will be delivered to Lakeview for distribution the first week of May 2015.


Students choose a history figure they are interested in.

  • George Washington Carver
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Thomas Edison
  • Garrett Morgan
  • George Washington
  • Sam Houston
  • Martin Luther King
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Stephen F. Austin
  • Rosa Parks
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Helen Keller
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Betsy Ross
  • George W. Bush
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Wilma Rudolph
  • Eric Carle
  • Wright Brothers
  • Jackie Robinson


  • March 16-March 31st - Research and writing drafts
  • April 1-April 12 - Writing and illustrating manuscript