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African American Inventors Study
Students learn about African American inventors. In this inventing lesson, students are assigned an African American inventor to research. Students 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
The African American Inventor
Pupils 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
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 7 Views 38 Downloads
Technology and the African American Inventor
Students 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
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 30 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
Tick, Tock, the Banneker Clock: African American Inventors
Middle schoolers 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
African American Inventors
Students use print and electronic resources to research the contribution of African American inventors. In groups, they gather their information and present it to the class. If possible, they bring in the item invented and demonstrate how to use it.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 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 6 Views 25 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 5 Views 25 Downloads
African American Inventors Society
Young scholars examine the inventions of African Americans and how their inventions contributed to the common good. In this African American inventions instructional activity, students research the inventions of African Americans and reflect on how that invention has impacted on society.
6th - 8th Science 9 Views 12 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
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 10 Views 41 Downloads
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
Let's Explore African American History
Students use the internet to complete a scavenger hunt on African-American history. After locating all the information, they answer questions related to various topics related to African-Americans. They share their information with the class and ask any questions they have.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads