I don't know if other states teach this, but here in Georgia we teach about George Washington Carver. I can't say it's one of my favorite units. I just seem to have a hard time finding interesting and quality materials specifically about him. This year I decided to create my own project to do with the kiddos. They enjoyed it and it involved writing. Plus, I think it turned out pretty cute. Check out the projects.
We had simple and sweet ones.
Some were girly.
We also had a few cracked nuts.
The students colored their peanut people and cut them out. Then, they wrote words that described George Washington Carver on the dark brown peanuts. Next, they wrote a paragraph about George Washington Carver on the lined paper and cut it out. Most students used both sheets. Finally, I stapled the writing behind the peanut person and the students glued their peanuts around it. You can see an example of the writing below. It is just the student's first page.
If your standard include George Washington Carver and you would like the template you can get it by clicking here. This project would also work as a part of a Black History Month project.