Keeping Learning Going— Biographies

Explore biographies of ten inspiring Americans.

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Biographies

Learn about ten inspiring Americans. Consider assigning a group to read each and share what they’ve learned.

Anousheh Ansari

Learn how the first Iranian and Muslim woman to travel to outer space inspires and encourages girls to pursue science.

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Hector Garcia

Read about a national hero who fought for the rights of Latin Americans as a doctor and a major in the U.S. Army.

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David Ho

Discover the challenges this HIV and AIDs researcher overcame in his life and his many achievements.

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Katherine Johnson

Find out how this African American woman made human space travel possible with her precise calculation of the flight path.

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Yuri Kochiyama

Find out how the unfair treatment from the government led a Japanese American to speak out for human rights.

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Charley Parkhurst

Learn about this woman who lived life as a man became a famous stagecoach driver.

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Mary Golda Ross

Discover this Native American woman’s achievements throughout her career as a mechanical and aeronautical engineer.

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Dalip Singh Saund

Read about the challenges this man from India had to face to become the first Asian American voted into the U.S. Congress.

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Jim Thorpe

Learn about the first Native American to win an Olympic gold medal and his many achievements as an all-around athlete.

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Granville T. Woods

Find out what this African American inventor did that made him the “Black Thomas Edison.”

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