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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. To end the lesson, they share their information with the class.
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.
Students use the Internet to research African American inventors. They work with a partner to complete a graphic organizer about the inventors and the inventions.
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.
Learners 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.
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.
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.
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.
Students will use texture to create imaginary monsters and learn about the African American inventor Jan Earnst Matzeliger.
Learners 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. Learners then research and discuss who and what they found out about these 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.
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. To end the lesson, they set their own career goal and how to accomplish it.
In this inventors word search activity, learners identify and locate various African-American inventors. There are 51 inventors in the puzzle to find.
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.
Middle schoolers 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.
In this mini book activity, students will cut apart and staple 23 small pages to create a mini book of famous African Americans from history. Each page has a picture and short bio of a historical figure.
Young scholars 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.
Students research inventors and their inventions. They read the picture book 'The Real McCoy: The Life of an African American Inventor', by Wendy Towle. They study patents and complete research project about other inventors and their inventions.
Students examine the way various inventions have changed their lives. As a class, they create a timeline of the most important inventions during their lifetime and another timeline of how old they were when it was invented. Individually, they use the internet to research one inventor and write their own biography of him or her. To end the lesson, they discuss the positives and negatives of new inventions.
Learners create print advertisements that persuade viewers to visit African-American history museums by detailing their artistic, cultural, and historical benefits.

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