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African American Inventors

There are many unsung African American heros and heroines in science and technology. Their contributions are often unknown to most people, although their inventions are of great importance. Many of these inventions were fundamental in engineering, agricultural, and medicine. This Reading Set introduces some of these inventors and their inventions to students.

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Aesop's Fables

A fable is a story with a moral, or lesson, at the end. Aesop, a Greek author in the 6th century B.C.E., is perhaps the most famous fabulist, or fable writer. His charming stories teach children and adults important lessons about kindness, wisdom, and living with each other. This Reading Set includes some of Aesop's most beloved fables.

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's iconic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a journey with little Alice through a fantastical world full of vanishing cats and mad tea parties. This learning set of passages is from each chapter in the book, beginning with Alice following the white rabbit down the hole into Wonderland to the final chapter with Alice on the witness stand.

Reading Set: 12 Passages

African American Inventors: Granville T. Woods

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Inventor Granville Woods overcame early obstacles to...

283 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Summary

African American Inventors: Lewis Latimer

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African American inventor Lewis Latimer is the paten...

213 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Summary

African American Inventors: Patricia Bath

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Patricia Bath was the first black female doctor to r...

245 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Summary

African American Inventors: George Washington Carver

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Born into slavery, George Washington Carver would ev...

343 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Summary

African American Inventors: Elijah McCoy

by R.V. Staff Writer A.A.

One of the premier inventors of his time, Elijah McC...

213 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Summary

Ninjas!

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Who makes messes when nobody is watching? It can’t b...

353 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Story Elements, and Summary

Cranky Frankie

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Marco is getting fed up with Frankie, his baby broth...

480 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, and Summary