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Use online videos to study leading Black Americans Mary McLeod Bethune, George Washington Carver and Benjamin Banneker. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... simultaneously!

Use these online Black American History videos entitled Leading Black Americans to study the cultural works of educator and public servant Mary McLeod Bethune, botanist George Washington Carver and mathematician and astronomer Benjamin Banneker.

Use these 3 online educational video titles to follow Benjamin Banneker, Mary McLeod Bethune, and George Washington Carver in their struggles against, and eventual triumphs over, racism. Learn how these Black Americans of vision, determination, and dedication defied the odds to become great achievers, changing the lives and attitudes of many--both black and white--in the process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the contributions of African Americans to American history and culture, then trace the life of educator and public servant Mary McLeod Bethune and identify her achievements, including being a founder of Bethune-Cookman College and serving as a special adviser to President Franklin Roosevelt and a United Nations delegate.
  • Study the life of botanist George Washington Carver and identify his achievements, including a long and distinguished teaching career at Tuskegee Institute and finding, as an agricultural chemist, new commercial uses for the peanut and sweet potato.
  • Review the life of mathematician and astronomer Benjamin Banneker and identify his achievements, including the compilation of an almanac, assisting with the survey of the future District of Columbia, and defending the intellectual capabilities of blacks.
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