This session celebrates Black History Month by using children’s picture book biographies to learn about enterprising inventors and entrepreneurs who used their talents and interests to create life-changing products. Augustus Jackson’s method of keeping ice cream frozen, Garrett Morgan’s life-saving traffic signal, and Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaker all have set an example of the benefits of investing in human capital. Webinar attendees will receive classroom-ready lessons and a topical bibliography. Support Materials: Featured Books: • George Crum and the Saratoga Chip • Ice Cream Man: How Augustus Jackson Made a Sweet Treat Better • Saving the Day Garrett Morgan’s Life-Changing Invention of the Traffic Signal • Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions.
In this webinar teachers will:
- Celebrate the achievements of African American inventors and entrepreneurs.
- Explore the concept of the value of using children’s picture book biographies to teach the economic concepts of investing in human capital, entrepreneurship, costs & benefits, public goods, opportunity cost, and productive resources.
- Consider the cross curricular possibilities of the topic as related to history, literature, and economics.
- Review an annotated bibliography listing children’s books that contain economic concepts dealing with picture book biographies.
- Address the National Economics Content Standards: Standard 1: Scarcity, Standard 2: Decision Making, Standard 14: Entrepreneurship