Black History: Stories from the Scope Collection
We have pulled together some of our most beloved stories from Scope about about Black history, from a powerful play about a teen who led a series of sit-down strikes to a gripping nonfiction article about the co-discoverer of the North Pole. We hope you enjoy sharing these stories with your students.
This powerful play tells the story of Barbara Posey, a brave teenager who helped lead a series of sit-down strikes at lunch counters across Oklahoma City during the civil rights movement.
Your students will be captivated by the story of Vivien Thomas, who helped to pioneer a lifesaving surgery despite facing extreme prejudice and never having attended medical school.
In the early 1900s, Garrett Morgan invented a gas mask that had the potential to change the way Americans fought fires. But how would he convince the world to try it? We’ve paired Morgan’s incredible story with an informational text about the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.
A boy becomes a hero in this delightful tale with a supernatural twist. We’ve paired the story with an informational text about the historical figure on whom one of the story’s characters is based.
The Man Who Saved a Thousand Babies: PHOTO COLLAGE: CHRISTOPHER B. SHORT. BABIES: CORBIS , GETTY IMAGES Time Machine Video: Harlem Renaissance: Rue des Archives/The Granger Collection (harlem); The Fire-Breather: Shutterstock (Background); Cleveland State University, Michael Schwartz Library; Escape from Slavery: Jake Murray; This Is What Courage Looks Like: Hulton Archive/Getty Images (Top Left); Bettmann/Getty Images (Top Middle, Top Right, Bottom Right); Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos (Middle Left, Bottom Left); Robert W. Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images (Middle); Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images (Middle Right); Frozen Dreams: Illustration: Randy Pollak; Marcel Jancovic/Shutterstock.com; The Girl Who Dared: AP Images; Go!: Artwork by Greg Ruhl from The Superkids Reading Program: Wilma Rudolph © Zaner-Bloser, Inc. Used with permission from Zaner-Bloser, Inc. All rights reserved.; Making Our Voices Heard: Kristine Potter/The New York Times/Redux; Into the Storm: Art by Shane Rebenschied; Hold Fast to Dreams: The Granger Collection