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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 3 Views 7 Downloads
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 8 Views 30 Downloads
The Impact of the Cotton Gin
Fourth graders study Eli Whitney and the cotton gin. In this lesson on the cotton gin, 4th graders use primary and secondary sources to gather information about Eli Whitney, the cotton gin that he invented and how it changed the south.
4th Social Studies & History 5 Views 14 Downloads
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 3 Views 4 Downloads
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 7 Views 67 Downloads
Impact of the Cotton Gin
Learners explore agriculture by completing a worksheet in class. In this cotton industry lesson, students identify the use of the cotton gin and its impact on the economy and slavery. Learners view images of the cotton gin on the Internet and complete a cotton gin worksheet.
3rd - 5th Science 4 Views 16 Downloads
The Industrial Revolution: Matching
This online, interactive worksheet provides 21 matching questions about the industrial revolution. It covers people, events, inventions and more. Quiz-takers submit their answers and receive their score immediately.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 182 Downloads
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 3 Views 7 Downloads
: "Synthesizing Content on a Continuum" Activity: Developing Effective Communication
Students express their opinions on the danger from HIV. They study appropriate speaking techniques and become aware what it feels like to learn that they have been infected with an incurable, fatal disease. The share personal reflections about their feelings.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
The Power of One
Students identify key American inventors and their contributions to modern day America. Students identify that many inventions arise from one invention. Students investigate why certain inventors are important to modern day America and sell them to their classmates through a project they will vote on in the end.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
New Review 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 12 Views 10 Downloads 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 82 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 9 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 10 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Energy and Work: Transformation Through Engines
Students conduct a webquest on an energy source they chose. In this physics instructional activity, students design an experiment to determine the factors affecting potential and kinetic energy. They calculate speed and create distance vs. time graphs.
9th - 12th Science 16 Views 109 Downloads
Here is a terrific lesson about the materials used to make everyday clothing items. Learners are divided up into groups, and each group is assigned an article of clothing to study. They must use the garment label to determine what the article of clothing is made from.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads