HistoryMakers providing free “ScienceMakers” engagement toolkit

By Dru Sefton

The HistoryMakers, a Chicago-based educational nonprofit that produces and archives personal stories of notable African-Americans, is offering free engagement toolkits as part of its “ScienceMakers: African Americans & Scientific Innovation” oral history project.

The three-year National Science Foundation–funded initiative will produce interviews of 180 of the nation’s top African-American scientists, corresponding curriculum and public programs. Each scientist’s biography, along with activities related to their specific field and guidelines for aligning the content with classroom lessons, is available as a PDF toolkit.

By registering at the site, pubcasters will have access to the “ScienceMakers” digital archive, which currently contains 40 three-hour interviews with an array of scientists.

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