African-American Inventors play such a viable role in history; but, they are often overlooked. This lesson/project is perfect for Black History Month in February! With this project, your students will incorporate Social Studies/History, ELA, and Science all-in-one without even knowing it---while being engaged with hands-on learning, research, and having FUN!
This project includes 3 parts: Research Project/Typed Paper, Visual Presentation, and Oral Presentation
Here's a bonus...in the visual presentation, the student will have to create their own version of the invention from their assigned inventor. With this, they will explore the Engineering Design Process; with that being said, during the oral presentation portion, the student will have to explain their design process, discuss how the invention made life easier then, how it makes life easier now, and why it is important to them.
The packet includes edible instructions and rubrics, as well as a list of African-American Inventors, their invention(s), and the year the invention was made
Standards can be selected based on state, grade, and at the discretion of the teacher.
MATH TEACHERS: With the student creating their own version of the invention, they can create a list of items needed and budget for supplies. From there, they could formulate a cost to manufacture their product, how much to sell the product for, and how much they will generate in profit. Maybe make this a group project.
To go along with this, they could create a sales pitch and commercial for their version of the invention.
There are so many different ways that this project can be manipulated to fit any subject.