Celebrate Black History Month with these activities that highlight contributions by famous African American inventors and others who contributed to our society. Great way to study inventors. Start your morning with the ten morning messages about famous African Americans and review important reading and writing skills at the same time.
Garrett Morgan invented the traffic lights
*Make traffic light cookies
*Write “how to” make traffic light cookies
Benjamin Banneker is best known for his six annual Farmers' Almanac
*Set up an Almanac center: Go on an Almanac scavenger hunt by searching for answers in Almanacs.
P.B. Downing invented the street letter box (mail box)
*Decorate Valentine Mailboxes
George Grant invented the golf tee.
*Make patterns with golf tees in playdough
*Practice math facts using golf tees in playdough
*5 math additions (1 and 2 digits and subtraction (vertical and horizontal) printables included
William Purvis invented the fountain pen.
*Word Work activity using fountain pens
George Crum invented potato chips.
*It's time for a “crunch-off”! Let your students sample a variety of potato chips to determine their favorite type.
*Graph the results
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was the first person to perform open heart
*Heart health activity: jump rope
*Find rhyming words in jump rope rhyme
*Write jump rope rhyme using template
*Parent letter about Valentine mailbox
*Parent letter asking for supplies for the activities in this packet
Added new pages 2-8-15
--Harriet Tubman - sign (color and blackline, writing page)
--Rosa Parks - sign (color and blackline, writing page)
--Foldable - facts about Famous African American
--Black History Month Book List
--Beginning, middle, end
***Please note: This is a money saving bundle of the 2 files below.***
Morning Messages - Famous African Americans
Inventions and other Contributions by Famous African Americans