Help your students learn about African American Inventors with this free collection of resources from The Curriculum Corner.
These free resources for teachers are designed to help you in a study of African American inventors in the classroom.
Within this collection you will find a range of African American inventors that include men and women. The first black and white page can be used as a cover page if you choose to assemble booklets for students.
The first four inventors highlighted in this collection include a wider range of materials. These four inventors are Dr. Patricia Bath, George Washington Carver, Madam C.J. Walker and Jan Ernst Matzeliger.
For each of these inventors, you will find a one page passage about their life. These are written with students who are in third or fourth grade in mind. Second grade students will need more guidance. We have worked to include vocabulary words when appropriate.
Each of these inventors also has a pocket chart sentence, this is provided with a colorful background and a plain white background.
The sentences are followed by an interactive notebook page and one or two response pages. The interactive notebook pages can be cut out and placed in a notebook. Students should also cut along the narrow strips to create flaps. The response to each prompt can be written under the flaps in their notebooks.
You can encourage students to learn more about African American inventors using the next pages. Students can use these pages to research and record facts about Elijah McCoy, Lewis Latimer, Marie Van Brittan Brown and Mary Kenner. A page for an inventor of choice is also included.
Students can sort the next set of cards to match the inventor with his or her invention. These can be used at a center or for morning work time.
An additional pocket chart sentence and anchor chart for recording character traits are also included.
Have students write their own acrostic poem with the template. You might have students create individual poems or poems as a group.
You will find lined pages to be used throughout your study as needed.
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