Lesson Plan

Celebrate Benjamin Banneker

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Inventor, astronomer, surveyor, mathematician, clock maker. Learners celebrate the life of Benjamin Banneker by building creative analog clocks, making scale models, and solving problems related to surveying. The activities model the many accomplishments of an amazing man.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Include the lesson as part of a unit on Black History Month, American inventors, or colonial history
Classroom Considerations
  • The link to the surveying lesson plan does not work
  • The 11-page packet includes lesson designed for K-5 and 6-12, photos examples of creative clocks, and a link to a video biography of Banneker