Everything you need to understand or teach Black Pioneers of Science and Invention by Louis Haber.
"Black Pioneers of Science and Invention" by Louis Haber is a work of nonfiction designed to introduce the inventions and contributions of fourteen African American men dating from the 18th to 20th centuries. The accomplishments range from engineering to medicine and beyond. Haber points out that while the inventions of these pioneers are internationally known, the scientists themselves are all but forgotten.
Four years of research and writing has allowed Haber to create a subjective view of the doctors and inventors in the book, particularly in light of the obstacles each had to overcome in order to live out his dream.
Much of the book, which is written to capture the attention of a young adult reader, is geared toward the actual work created by the Pioneers as well as their inventions and contributions to science. Haber does add interesting background information to give each of the Pioneers...
Black Pioneers of Science and Invention Lesson Plans contain 108 pages of teaching material, including: