Good study lessons that can be used for biographies, portraits, history, writing using research skills, and higher level thinking skills, such as: write a short story or comedy story that creates a world without the invention.
This lesson plan can be used for the research of any ethnicity on inventors, then by cross-referencing cultures, students can compare and contrast the information found. The Information makes for good discussions especially with the use of higher level thinking questions.
Extend the learning with a visit to the library, local museum, or have a guest speaker in from the community to talk about any true life experience. This will promote and engage good community relations.