George Washington Carver was an expert in the field of botany, helping farmers make the most out of their land, and finding uses for their surplus peanut crops that they used in crop rotation. Whilst not the inventor of peanut butter, George can be credited with popularizing a large variety of peanut products we have today. Learn more about him here.
Following on from last week’s post, celebrating Black Americans that you may not have heard of, here are some more ground-breaking and amazing pioneers in history that you might be familiar with. I have researched a book for each historical figure, a suitable website and and engaging activity to hook your students. (Disclosure: Some of links below are affiliate links, which means that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.) Bessie Coleman Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent to earn a pilot’s license. She gained her…