Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter ( A Reading Activity)

Mary Anning (1799-1847) was a famous fossil hunter. Some people gave her the title, “The Greatest Fossilist the World has ever Known.” Back in her time, the study of paleontology didn’t yet exist. Some people also call Mary, one of the very first paleontologists!
Part of my Let’s Meet… Series, there is a reading passage, a Did You Know? Section, a map activity, comprehension questions and a teacher page with extension activities and key.
I have a number of similar reading passages on famous people in this series, “Let’s Meet…” including:
Caroline Herschel(Astronomer)
Hildegard of Bingen(writer/composer)
Artemisia(Female Naval Commander during the Battle of Salamis)
Sophie Brahe(Astronomer)
Enheduanna(first known Poet)
Hanno(Sea Explorer of the Phoenicians)
Agnodice(First Female Doctor of Ancient Greece)
Hypatia(First female mathematician)
Aglaonike(astronomer), Alexander the Great(famous general)
Aesop(Fable Writer of Ancient Greece)
Hannibal(famous general)
Ramses(Great Pharaoh)
Hatshepsut(Female Pharaoh)
Socrates(Philosopher of Ancient Greece).

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