Great resource for studying black history or inventors. Garrett Morgan is known for inventing the precursor to the yellow wait light. Students make their own stop lights on a triangular prism and fill the other two sides with information. Cute craft - looks easy!
On July 25, 1916, Garrett Morgan made national news for using his gas mask to rescue 32 men trapped during an explosion in an underground tunnel 250 feet beneath Lake Erie. Morgan and a team of volunteers donned the new "gas masks" and went to the rescue. After the rescue, Morgan's company received requests from fire departments around the country who wished to purchase the new masks. The Morgan gas mask was later refined for use by U.S. Army during World War I.
Celebrate Black History Month by study African American inventors. Garrett Morgan invented the traffic light. Let your students make traffic light cookies and then write a "how to" afterwards. Parent note asking for supplies is also included in this packet. $