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Inventors & Trailblazers
Students are introduced to a groups of African American inventors. In groups, they research the role of each person in improving different industries. They also examine the barriers African Americans faced from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 8 Views 39 Downloads
After the American Revolution: Free African Americans in the North
Students investigate the life of African Americans in the North during the American Revolution. They analyze how authors use various techniques to write biographies, read about Sojourner Truth, conduct research, and write an excerpt about Sojourner.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 44 Downloads
Inventors and Trailblazers
Students explore the concept of inventors and trailblazers. In this inventors and trailblazers lesson, students discover what ten African American inventors created and went through in order to create their invention. Students then research and discuss who and what they found out about these inventors.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 31 Downloads
African American Inventors Study
Middle schoolers learn about African American inventors. In this inventing lesson, students are assigned an African American inventor to research. Middle schoolers work in pairs to complete their research. Students write a compare and contrast paragraph between Vivian Thomas (from lesson one) and the inventor they researched.
6th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 19 Downloads
Industrial Growth (1865 - 1914)
It wasn't like the American Industrial Revolution just happened overnight; or did it? Critically examine the inventors, inventions, investments, and tycoons that made the Industrial Revolution happen. Covered are over 50 years of railroads, oil booms, stock markets, and labor strikes.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 38 Views 71 Downloads
Exploring the Accomplishments of African American Scientists
Ninth graders research inventions and discoveries that were made by African Americans using the attached worksheet. They investigate the contributions of these scientists using print media and interviews. They design slideshow presentation highlighting these contributions.
9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 13 Downloads
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Individuality
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence? Explore these principles through a close reading of Jack London's To Build a Fire, and engage in high-level discussion with your class by analyzing the characters, story structure, and themes of the text.
9th - 12th Language Arts 33 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Famous African Americans
What makes a person famous? In order to learn more about notable African Americans students will conduct Internet research to collect data on a chosen African American leader. They will use their findings to create a bio-cube where each square shows one aspect of that person's life and accomplishments.
3rd 21st Century Skills 3 Views 19 Downloads
African-American Scientists and Inventors
Students research the careers of African-American scientists and inventors. They uses both Internet and print resourses for their research. They design a slideshow presentation on five of these significant individuals.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 26 Downloads
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in African American Students: Exploring African American Achievers
Fifth graders are introduced to ways to increase their self-esteem. As a class, they share their specific talents under three categories. In groups, they use the internet to research the lives of various African Americans making sure to note their struggles and behaviors.
5th 21st Century Skills 7 Views 27 Downloads
African American Inventors Society
Students examine the inventions of African Americans and how their inventions contributed to the common good. In this African American inventions lesson, students research the inventions of African Americans and reflect on how that invention has impacted on society.
6th - 8th Science 10 Views 13 Downloads
Summarizing Biographical Nonfiction
Learn about famous African Americans in this short activity. First, learners read a nonfiction article, either in class or in the computer lab, then they fill out a graphic organizer involving the 5-Ws, and finally, they summarize what they read.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
For the Record: Black Inventors and Inventions
Students research the Internet for information about African-American inventors and their inventions. After collecting their data, students must build and manage information in a database that catalogs the inventions of African-Americans.
9th - 10th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 3 Downloads
Tick, Tock, the Banneker Clock: African American Inventors
Students examine the variety of African American inventions and discoveries. They select an African American inventor, conduct Internet research, and write a report in the form of a biography, a series of letters from the inventor to his or her family, or a poster.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
The African American Inventor
Students study various African American inventors and their contributions. They select their favorite invention and work in groups to research a specific African American inventor. After conducting their research, they share their findings with their group and decide how to present it to the class and share their final product.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Technology and the African American Inventor
Pupils research, using the Internet, technological advances that have resulted from the work of African Americans. They discuss and share the results of their research. They complete the assignment by writing an essay how different life would be without the invention that they researched.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Technology and the African American Inventor
Students understand that technological advances are result of work done by a diverse group of people. Students apply internet browsing skills to locate information. Students identify impact of researched inventions on the world today.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads