Necessity is often called the mother of invention.” This resource takes a look at the contributions of five African American inventors and how their innovations are still an integral part of our daily lives today.
Dr. Charles Drew
Jan Ernst Matzeliger
Garrett A. Morgan
Madam C.J. Walker
Each inventor has a biography page that includes a comprehension question and a reading strategy handout.
getting started page
cover page for booklet
essay question w/ template and brainstorming graphic organizer
Also check out my other MLK and African American History Month resources:
Martin Luther King Jr. and a Day of Service
Martin Luther King's Big Words: Informative/Explanatory Writing
MLK: I Have a Dream Informative/Explanatory Writing Assignment