All about Simón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar was a brave and kind man who lived a long time ago in a place called South America. He wanted to help the people who lived there have freedom and live happily. He fought against the people who wanted to control and rule over others.

Simón Bolívar was born in Venezuela and he traveled all over South America to lead battles and fight for independence. He became known as a great leader and hero because he never gave up on his mission to free his people from unfair rulers.

Bolívar worked hard to unite different countries like Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. He wanted them to be free and independent from the Spanish rulers. He believed in freedom, equality, and justice for all people.

Even though he faced many challenges and struggles, Simón Bolívar never lost hope and continued fighting for what he believed in. He is remembered as a hero who helped many countries gain their independence and freedom.

  1. Why was Simón Bolívar considered a hero?
  2. Where was Simón Bolívar born?
  3. What values did Simón Bolívar believe in?
  4. How did Bolívar work to help the countries in South America?
  5. Do you think it is important to fight for freedom and justice? Why or why not?

A Visit to Venezuela

Hi, I'm Penelope and I'm 8 years old! Today, I want to tell you about my exciting trip to Venezuela. I visited a place that is very famous because of a man named Simón Bolívar. He was a great leader who helped Venezuela gain its independence.

  1. I learned about Simón Bolívar, a hero in Venezuela's history.
  2. We visited the Bolívar Square, a beautiful plaza in the capital city of Caracas.
  3. Can you name one important thing Simón Bolívar did for Venezuela?
  4. What did I see at Bolívar Square that reminded me of Simón Bolívar?
  5. How do you think Simón Bolívar's actions influenced the people of Venezuela?

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Your Turn...

After learning all about Simón Bolívar, your job is to create a timeline of their life. You should add all the important events in their life but you can be inventive and add some interesting things that people might like to read about. You can make it as simply as you like with pen and paper or you can be very inventive and create a 3D diorama or hanging banner. The sky's the limit - go for it!
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