This Genius of the Month goes well with my Genius Hour packet (which you can find here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Genius-Hour-Packet-3919445), but it can be done separately as well.
Genius of the Month includes a "genius" for every month of the school year. I recommend printing the packet, laminating and having a display you can change each month. There's also a reflection sheet included which I used to also create a packet for the students each month, having them fill out reflection questions for each "genius".
This packet was designed so that students could see a variety of geniuses, and know that a genius doesn't have to be typical of those we usually know. Geniuses work hard, experience failures, and keep trying.
Some geniuses here include:
Alexander Graham Bell
Neil DeGrasse Tyson