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Black History month Inventors

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1st - 2nd
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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.

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

Also included:
*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

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