Using Children’s Picture Books to Learn About African American Entrepreneurs and Inventors – February 13, 5:00-6:00 (ET) (Virtual)


NOTE: This workshop is hosted by the Council for Economics Education (CEE). Please register via this page and the Economics Center will send you additional instructions for joining/registering for the Zoom meeting through CEE.

Presenter: Lynne Stover


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

Attendees will receive a 1 hour of contact credit CEU certificate for one contact hour for participating in the workshop.

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