Barack Obama

True or False: Barack Obama’s family lives in three different countries.
True! His mother was born and raised in the United States. His father came from Kenya. His stepfather came from Indonesia. Family members still live in all three places.

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Interest Level: Grades 3-6
Ages:8-12

Sacagawea

True or False: Sacagawea guided the Lewis and Clark expedition through the western United States.
False! Sacagawea was an important part of the team of explorers, but she was not their guide. She helped the explorers speak to Native Americans to get horses and guides for their journey across the American frontier.

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Interest Level: Grades 3-6
Ages:8-12

Helen Keller

True or False: Although Helen Keller was blind and deaf, she knew several langauges. True! Helen Keller learned to read and communicate by touch. She used these skills to study English, French, German, Greek, and Latin. Late in her life, she said she wanted to learn even more languages.

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Reading Level:Grade 4
Interest Level: Grades 3-6
Ages:8-12

Walt Disney

walt-disneyTrue or False: In spite of huge fame and success, Walt Disney often struggled to make enough money. True! Many of Walt’s movies were hits, but the money they made was always spent on his next project. Each idea Walt dreamed up was bigger than the last. And he spent whatever it took to make each movie perfect. He created Mickey Mouse on a train ride. He got the idea for Disneyland while watching his daughters ride the merry-go-round at the park. He brought live deer into the studio during the making of Bambi.

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Reading Level:Grade 4
Interest Level: Grades 3-6
Ages:8-12

Ronald Reagan

Ronald ReaganTrue or False? Ronald Reagan was an actor before he became president of the United States. True! He appeared in dozens of films and TV shows during his career. He even served as president of the Screen Actors Guild.

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Reading Level:Grade 4
Interest Level: Grades 3-6
Ages:8-12