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Benjamin Banneker


Vocabulary

almanac
astronomy
carve
chime
eclipse
museum
scientist
telescope
wooden
pocket

book of facts published annually
science that deals with the universe
to create a form by cutting
device that produces a bell-like sound
obscuring the view of the sun or moon
institute that displays artifacts for the public
an expert in a field of study
instrument for viewing distant objects
made of lumber or timber products
a flat pouch sewn into the clothing

Reading Time

Click here to read the article

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum
from America's Library (www.americaslibrary.gov)

When you have finished reading, return to this page and answer the questions below.

Post-Reading Questions

1. What subjects did Benjamin teach himself?

2. Which of Mr. Banneker's works is best known?

Answers

1. science / mathematics / astronomy
2. Benjamin Banneker's Almanac

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16