As Black History Month becomes more popular, kids are learning about more and more notable Black Americans in history.
That’s a great thing!
One of my favorite Black Americans to study is George Washington Carver. He’s best known for his scientific work with peanuts, but his early life is truly inspiring.
This elementary George Washington Carver history lesson for kids is a great way to introduce students to this American scientist!
This is a fantastic resource for Black History Month, but it’s an excellent American history lesson for any time of year. Especially if you’re talking about STEM and scientists through the years.
Read on to see how to get your copy. And check out the digital version too!
Be sure to take a look at our list of 20 children’s books about Black scientists and inventors while you’re here!
George Washington Carver Elementary Black History Lesson
This elementary Black history resource includes a two-page biography of George’s life and career – both color and blackline versions.
There are also three review and comprehension exercises for students to complete afterwards.
And an answer key is included for each activity!
How to Use This Elementary George Washington Carver History Lesson with Students
When you’re ready to use this resource, there’s a teaching script included to make introducing this topic easier.
Read through the biography with your students.
Pause throughout the reading to check for understanding. At the end, discuss the “What can you learn from George Washington Carver?” question with your class.
If you will be using this as a take-home lesson, print the blackline version and let students color it in.
All of the activities’ answers can be found in the biography.
You may wish to complete the “Fill in the Blanks” activity in class and send the word unscramble and timeline activities along as homework.
Use the answer key for easy grading!
If you complete the fill in the blank activity in class, walk students through the questions and help them find the answers as needed.
This history activity is also available in a digital version for use with Google Slides!
The biography is included, as well as all three review activities. Students can simply drag and drop or type in the fields to complete the exercises.
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Try some of these other ideas for teaching Black history to elementary students!
To get the digital version of this George Washington Carver lesson for elementary students, pick it up from my Teachers Pay Teachers store! You can also get the printable and digital version as a Black history lesson bundle!
To get your copy of the printable George Washington Carver Elementary History Lesson, visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store or check it out below!