George Washington Carver was a world-renowned American botanist who devoted his life’s work to helping farmers successfully grow their crops. A lover a nature, with a keen intellect and desire to help people better their lives, Carver used his knowledge to make American farms flourish, which helped the entire nation. He died on January 5, 1943, at age 78. His epitaph encapsulates his life: “He could have added fortune to fame, but caring for neither, he found happiness and honor in being helpful to the world.”
In this lesson, which features primary source activities, students have a chance to look back at Carver's life and legacy.
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