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Black History Month

Black History Month Mae Jamison, Shirley Jackson, Percy Julian, Ron McNair, Ernest Everett Just, George Washington Carver, Benjamin Banneker, and Warren Washington
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Science NetLinks and AAAS have developed a number of resources that will help you honor the achievements and scientific work of African Americans. Consider using the following resources in your classroom.
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Lessons

  • Images of Science

    Images of Science

    3-5  |  Hands-On
    This lesson helps students understand the diversity of science, both in terms of the work and the people engaged in the work.
  • African Americans in Science

    African Americans in Science

    6-8  
    In this lesson, students explore the careers of prominent African Americans in science, mathematics, and technology.
  • The Illusion of Race

    The Illusion of Race

    6-8  |  Interactive
    The goal of this lesson is to have students investigate both genetic and societal consequences of these often-artificial and evolving classifications.
  • Variation in Human Skin Color

    Variation in Human Skin Color

    9-12  
    In this lesson, students explore the factors that control variation in human skin color and the implications of this information for human society.
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    9-12  
    In this lesson, students explore the issue of ethics in medical research and, in particular, the issue of informed consent, in the context of Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells.

Tools

  • Delta SEE Radio

    Delta SEE Radio

    6-12  |  Teaching Aid
    The Delta SEE Connection radio show features African-Americans in science, engineering, and mathematics and highlights scientific research that is being conducted at private institutions and college campuses, particularly Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), nationwide.

Collections

  • Martin Luther King Day Teaching Resources

    Martin Luther King Day Teaching Resources

    K-12  
    Science NetLinks and AAAS have developed a number of resources from the social and behavioral sciences that will help you celebrate the work and legacy of Dr. King in your classroom.

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