Everything you need to understand or teach Tesla, Man Out of Time by Margaret Cheney.
This is an incredible biography of one of the most amazing men of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a scientific genius, who managed to convince the right people of the value of his work, which enabled him to procure funding for numerous projects and helped to ensure that he would have "a name."
Tesla was born a Serb in Croatia and his childhood was reasonably normal. His father, a cleric, was a respectable man and Nikola, himself, was very obviously exceptional. He claimed to have received his gifts from his mother, whose genius was evident to him. Tesla's main tasks in childhood were to cultivate his own mind and to open his father's mind. The boy nearly died twice prior to persuading his father that a scientist-engineer might be an acceptable occupation rather than that of a military officer or cleric. He became socially...
Tesla, Man Out of Time Lesson Plans contain 141 pages of teaching material, including: