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Celebrate Black History Month - or science and humanitarian heroes anytime of the year - with this slideshow on George Washington Carver. The 21 slides and 10-page script give details including many little-known facts about the black science genius who gave the world hundreds of new products based on vegetables like peanuts, sweet potatoes and soybeans. Help your students learn how Carver refused a fortune to improve the lives of countless farmers who barely made a living on the ravaged soils of southern states. Information covered includes:
• his boyhood as a slave and his kidnapping
• his education from grade school to college
• the jobs he worked to help earn money for his education
• his hobbies such as painting, crocheting and playing the piano
• his teaching at Tuskegee Institute
• his work with local farmers including using the Jesup Wagon
• his experiments with vegetables
• his beliefs in recycling, using weeds, and seeing God in nature
• how he faced racism
• the honors accorded him
The slideshow is available as an Apple Keynote and a Microsoft PowerPoint and the script can be downloaded as a PDF.