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American history is rich with the contributions

made by those of Italian heritage.

 

In the early years, Italian explorers, humanitarians, and educators participated in establishing the foundations of the United States.

 

As the country grew, Italian immigrants settled, opened businesses throughout America, labored during the Industrial Revolution, and helped shape the government.

 

Today, Italian Americans continue to invest their skills and knowledge in a country their ancestors helped build.

The names below provide ideas for lesson plans that can be easily integrated into any American History curriculum. Click on the link and scroll down to locate a brief biography and resources, and create a lesson plan appropriate for your class.

 

The names are grouped according to Grade and Time Period in History. Most schools use Time Periods, and two of the most common are used by the U.S. Department of Education. The names correlate with both time periods and overlap within grades, offering flexibility in developing lesson plans.

 

Kindergarten/ First Grade

 

Christopher Columbus (1451-1506): Explorer

Amerigo Vespucci (c.1451-1512): Explorer

Giovanni Caboto (c.1455-c.1498): Explorer

Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485-c.1528): Explorer

Andrea Palladio (1508-1580): Architect 

Enrico de Tonti (1649-1704): Explorer

 

 

Second Grade/Third Grade
 

Christopher Columbus (1451-1506): Explorer

Amerigo Vespucci (c.1451-1512): Explorer

Giovanni Caboto (c.1455-c.1498): Explorer

Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485-c.1528): Explorer

Andrea Palladio (1508-1580): Architect 

Eusebio Francisco Kino (1644-1711): Humanitarian

Enrico de Tonti (1649-1704): Explorer

Filippo Mazzei (1730-1816): Supported American Freedom

 

 
 

Fourth Grade/Fifth Grade
 

Eusebio Francisco Kino (1644-1711): Humanitarian

Enrico de Tonti (1649-1704): Explorer 

Filippo Mazzei (1730-1816): Supported American Freedom

Giuseppe Maria Francesco Vigo (c.1749-1846) Explorer

Giacomo Costantino Beltrami (1779-1855):Explorer

Fr. Michael Accolti, S.J. (1807-1878): Educator

Fr. John Nobili, S.J. (1812-1856): Educator

Fr. Joseph Cataldo, S.J. (1837-1928): Educator 

 

 
 

Sixth Grade/Seventh Grade
 

The Italian Immigrant

Giacomo Costantino Beltrami (1779-1855): Explorer

Antonio Meucci (1808-1896): Inventor

Charles J. Bonaparte (1851-1921): Law

Father Pietro Bandini (1852-1917): Humanitarian

Charlie Angelo Siringo (1855-1928): Law

Amadeo Pietro Giannini (1870-1949): Banker

 

 

 
Eighth Grade/Ninth Grade
 

The Italian Immigrant

Giacomo Costantino Beltrami (1779-1855): Explorer

Antonio Meucci (1808-1896): Inventor

Charles J. Bonaparte (1851-1921): Law

Father Pietro Bandini (1852-1917): Humanitarian

Charlie Angelo Siringo (1855-1928): Law

Amadeo Pietro Giannini (1870-1949): Banker

Maria Montessori, MD (1870-1952): Educator 

Fiorello H. La Guardia (1882-1947): Politician

 

 

 

Tenth Grade/Eleventh Grade/Twelfth Grade 

 

Charles J. Bonaparte (1851-1921): Law

Father Pietro Bandini (1852-1917): Humanitarian

Charlie Angelo Siringo (1855-1928): Law

Amadeo Pietro Giannini (1870-1949): Banker

Maria Montessori, MD (1870-1952): Educator 

Fiorello H. La Guardia (1882-1947): Politician

Anthony T. Rossi (1900-1993): Business

Enrico Fermi (1901-1954): Inventor

Ernest (1909-2007) and Julio Gallo (1910-1993): Business

Ella T. Grasso (1919-1981): Politician

Geraldine Ferraro (1935): Politician

 

Please Note

With each brief biography, links to varied resources are provided. With evolving technology and other variables, URLs occasionally change. Every effort is made to provide qualified links on these pages, but sometimes a link will no longer be active. If you encounter a problem with a link, please contact me.

 
Coming Soon
 Complete Lesson Plans
One For Each Grade Level
(This has been greatly delayed, but is still anticipated.)

 
 
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