Black History month is designated as a time to celebrate and recognize African American history and achievements.
This year, combine the history with critical thinking!
Famous Inventions focuses on four major inventions that we use everyday that were created through the innovation of Black Inventors but with a level of rigor that fosters the development of critical thing.
In Garrett saw a problem. Many people were having car crashes. What did Garrett invent to help solve the problem?
Students begin by guessing what Garrett helped to invent. The answer? Traffic lights.
After 4 famous inventions have been introduced students reflect over how these inventions help us and what life would be like without them. Then students will determine which invention they think is the most important and why. As an extension, students will brainstorm a problem they see and an invention that could solve that problem.
thinkLaw Early Elementary lessons are designed to be flexible for use in your classroom. The lesson could be completed in one longer block or broken into smaller chunks. Students may draw or write on student response sheets depending on their grade level.
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