In Honor of Black American Pioneers (Guided Research Packet)


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There are many black American pioneers we don’t hear about, even though they made, and/or helped to make, numerous advancements and improvements in how we live our lives now. In this guided research packet, your middle-grade student will learn the stories of four pioneers that will educate and inspire.

Who are we researching?

  • Elijah McCoy
  • Lewis H. Latimer
  • Madam C.J. Walker
  • Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler

Included in this 18-page packet, you’ll find…

  • a cover page and terms of use
  • history pages to help with gathering information for each of the four pioneers
  • a page of additional resources with links to help you do your own research
  • research pages to record the information you acquire
  • thought-provoking questions

Everything your child will need is included in this packet. Website links are available on the additional resources page along with book suggestions for further optional research.

(This packet includes internet links. If you do not wish your child to access the internet, this packet could be adapted. However, it was written specifically to utilize internet resources and minimize parental lesson preparation.)

***This is a digital download product, meaning nothing will be mailed to you. You will receive access to this product at the time of purchase.***