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"The Real McCoy:" African American Inventors in History
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Class members research African American inventors, the challenges they faced in their attempts to patent their works, and the importance of their inventions to the development of technology. After a brief introduction to inventors Elijah...
African American Inventors: Elijah McCoy
3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
What do a folding iron board, lawn sprinklers, and a device for oiling engines on trains all have in common? They were all invented by Elijah McCoy, an African American inventor with 57 patents to his credit. McCoy is the subject of a...
Tick, Tock, the Banneker Clock: African American Inventors
6th - 8th
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...