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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.
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.
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.
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. They gather information about the materials used and make up a report, which is given to the class. This fine lesson has many terrific worksheets and an assessment embedded in it. A good learning experience for sure!
Tenth graders analyze works from the period of the Industrial Revolution in England and identify the cultural values depicted and inferred that paved the way for the Industrial Revolution to occur at this time. They create captions that may would have been appropriate to accompany the artwork. They compare the values depicted with the current attitudes toward work in today's society.
Students, assessing a variety of sources, explore the growth of inventions that were brought about by the Industrial Revolution. They analyze labor practices and philosophies within the history of the United States. A timeline is set in place to evaluate the evolution of America's production system from the Industrial Revolution through today.
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. Ideas for language arts, social studies, science, and math are included as are several worksheets. There could be more detailed procedures that show just how each activity meets the abundance of standards listed on this plan.
Learners explore slavery by reviewing the written laws intended to keep African Americans subservient. In this U.S. slavery lesson, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Learners discuss the patterns of the time-line and how the legal codes restricted freedom of black men and women based upon their population.
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? What traits does a person need? Find out as you and your class brainstorm along with this presentation. The traits of inventors, types of entrepreneurs, and their role in the economy are discussed. Great teacher notes and talking points abound.