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Students, working in pairs, conceive of an invention. Then, students develop a history for their invention and write a research paper, going through the entire writing process, and finally each pair presents its invention to the class.
Second graders study how life in the past is similar and different from life in the present. They will research one invention or modern convenience, which is used today to make our lives easier.
Students identify various inventions and their inventors. As a class, they compare and contrast the Industrial Age with the Information Age and determine the difference between inventions, adaptations and discoveries. They discuss how the invention of the computer is leading us into an even more deeper Information Age.
Get your geographers thinking with this global history and geography standardized practice test. Class members respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography. Images, maps, and political cartoons throughout give a more dynamic look to the test layout.
In this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
In this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this United States Postal System lesson, students examine inventions that were developed for the postal system and prepare presentations based on their findings.
Students engage in a long term unit concerning world theatre history. They use guided questions in order to conduct research to cover the history of theatre in different time periods. During the class the teacher lectures and the students take notes to add to internet research.
Students create invention bags. In this problem solving lesson, students use the everyday items given to them in a bag to create inventions that solve problems. Students create marketing products to accompany their inventions.
Young scholars read two books about Chinese inventions such as the compass, kite or dominoes. They bring in examples of Chinese inventions from home and create a class gallery. They make a compass in class.
Students investigate the work of the Wright brothers. In this aviation history instructional activity, students watch "Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention," examine photographs and documents highlighting accomplishments of the men, and play a Jeopardy game based on the instructional activity.
Young scholars read the book Icky, Sticky Gloop by Morgan Matthes. In this scientific exploration lesson, students compare the fictional character in the book with Benjamin Franklin (both are inventors). They discover why and how inventions are created as a class through discussions generated from reading the book.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this inventions lesson, students research inventions that have impacted the lives of people as well as the inventors who created them. Students create PowerPoint presentations that feature their findings.
Third graders research Civil War inventions. For this creative problem solving lesson, 3rd graders look at inventions from the Civil War and how they influence life today. In cooperative learning groups, students pick and build a prototype of a Civil War invention.
Learners demonstrate the canon form and Bach's Two-Part Inventions by composing an aesthetically pleasing left-hand part after being given only the right hand part to J.S. Bach's Invention No. 8 in F Major. Keyboard lab suggested.
Students study the history of telegraph invention. In this technology lesson, students build their own Morse Telegraph System. They discuss how this invention benefits the society.
Fourth graders complete a unit that examines the social, economic, and political changes in their state history from 1919 to the present. They conduct Internet research, take a field trip to the Historical Society, and create a Living Museum.
In this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
In this SoHo House learning journey instructional activity, students read a short history of the So Ho house and the prominent workman associated with it. They read about James Watt, William Murdoch, and Matthew Boulton.
Students research history by interviewing people in their community. They create a list of questions and record their responses. They end the project with some type of final product which might include a memory book.