Eli Whitney Teacher Resources
Find Eli Whitney educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 112 resources
Eli Whitney's Patent for the Cotton Gin
Students review the U.S. patent laws by researching Eli Whitney's petition for a renewal on his cotton gin patent. They examine documents to assess the impact of the cotton gin, role-play the patent hearing and discuss the effects of inventions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Industrial Revolution
Consisting of of a pre-test, a class discussion, an oral presentation, and a web exploration and internet research activity your young historians will engage with the content of this plan. Your class will define the differences between industrial and developing nations, the Industrialization in England, and all the inventions that made it possible.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Eleventh graders answer the question Why Westborough? Why did their town develop as it did, what types of industry were here and why. They are introduced to journal writing. Students free write about ideas that stand out from class. They research Eli Whitney and write down an epitaph for his gravestone.
11th Social Studies & History
Cotton Production and Milling
Students examine cotton production and milling. They compete in a hand-ginning contest to realize how difficult it was to separate the seeds from the fibers of cotton. They discuss why Eli Whitney's cotton gin was an important invention.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Impact of the Cotton Gin
Students explore agriculture by completing a worksheet in class. For this cotton industry lesson, students identify the use of the cotton gin and its impact on the economy and slavery. Students view images of the cotton gin on the Internet and complete a cotton gin worksheet.
3rd - 5th Science
The Industrial Revolution: Life in the Cities
If you're looking for a comprehensive, engaging review of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, jam-packed with materials and activities, then you will definitely want to check out this resource.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What fabrics are our clothes made of? Where do those fabrics from? Lead your pupils to discover the answers to these questions and more. Class members have a chance to play with various fabrics, invesitgating the materials and labels along the way.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Red Dirt Groundbreakers
Discover Oklahoma's first farmers. Read about 14 different agriculture workers and their contribution to Oklahoma's farming. After reading, have your class complete several activities such as researching an agriculturist, writing a research paper, creating a wanted poster, and working on an Oklahoma map.
3rd - 8th Science
Lesson 3/3 - Society and Culture in the New Republic
Here is part three of a fine three-part series which covers the period after the American Revolutionary War. Topics covered include Eli Whitney and the cotton gin, Congress' abolishing the importation of slaves in 1808, shifting patterns of American drinking and other societal changes, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Technology: Mass Production and Standardization
Students explore standardization and mass production by creating verbal visual vocabulary tables. They discover how industrial inventions increase profits for businesses. Students create three-tiered definition concept trails using the words Eli Whitney, standardization, and mass production.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Piece by Piece
What do your pupils know about quilting? Read and discuss the information included here before sending class members off to create their own quilt blocks using construction paper. When they have completed their blocks, provide some time for writing a story about the quilt.
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Early 19c Industrialization in America: The Market Revolution
Posing a question about the effects of American Industrialization, this presentation provides viewers with a comprehensive look at the 19th century. From the "Lowell Girls" to the Iron Horse, these slides would be an excellent supplement to your unit on the Industrial Revolution in America.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Skill Building for Educational and Vocational Advancement
Over ten weeks, 8th graders refine their visions of future careers, develop skills needed to write resumes and business letters, and learn to make a strong impression at interviews. Three specific activities are included, but mostly the resource provides thorough background and justification for the relevance of the unit to 8th grade, explanation of the sequence of the unit, and ideas for nurturing relevant reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History