Help your students learn about African American Inventors with this free collection of resources from The Curriculum Corner.
This is another free collection from The Curriculum Corner.
These free resources for teachers will 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 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. Vocabulary words are written into the text when appropriate.
Each of these inventors also has a pocket chart sentence, you will find this with a colorful background and a plain white background.
After the sentences, you will find an interactive notebook page and one or two response pages. The interactive notebook pages can be cut out for gluing in a notebook. Students will also cut along the narrow strips to create flaps. The response to each prompt can be written under the flaps in their notebooks.
Additional Inventors Students Can Study
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. There is an additional page for an inventor of choice.
Students can sort the next set of cards to match the inventor with his or her invention. You might place these at a center or for morning work time.
There is also an additional pocket chart sentence and anchor chart for recording character traits.
Have students write their own acrostic poem with the template. You might have students create individual poems or poems as a group.
There are pages with lined you can use throughout your study as needed.
You can download this set of African American Inventors resources here:
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As always, make sure you check the content of the pages you are sharing with your students beforehand.
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