Suffolk, Virginia and peanuts have gone together since 1913 when Mr. Obici built the Planters Peanut processing plant. A student created a sketch that would become the Mr. Peanut icon. But without George Washington Carver, peanuts might not have become big business.
Black History Month is a great time to learn about and celebrate some of the many African American scientists and inventors that help built America into the technological giant she is today. Check out some of these resources available on TeachersPayTeachers.
- African American scientists and inventors – a collection of reader’s theater scripts. Includes George Washington Carver and several astronauts
- Free Black History themed sentence correcting worksheets focus on Frederick Douglass, Oprah Winfrey, Jackie Robinson, George Washington Carver and Henry Box Brown.
- Black History Month bulletin board (1700s-1800s) – 57 pictures, bios, writing prompts and math problems
- A free coloring book about George Washington Carver