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The American Turtle, 1776
Fifth graders evaluate David Bushnell's 1776 American Turtle. In this history lesson students analyze and make predictions about the first submarine invented by David Bushnell after view pictures. They compare the drawing with an account of how the submarine operated.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 28 Downloads
Exploring Benjamin Franklin's Works
First graders explore the inventions of Benjamin Franklin. In this activity on Benjamin Franklin's many inventions, 1st graders view images of Mr. Franklin's work and discuss which of his accomplishments were his most important. This activity includes a slide-show, invention document, differentiated instruction and multiple web resources.
1st Social Studies & History 11 Views 74 Downloads
KOREAN TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS
High schoolers identify and evaluate Korea's role in inventions in Asia. In this Korean Invention lesson, students complete a chart of innovations and discuss where they are from. High schoolers read about Korean inventions and complete a chart.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Young scholars research chosen scientific discoveries and then create an imaginative windsock model of the invention. Students describe how their technology was invented and the impact the invention made upon others. Young scholars display their windsock.
4th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Rise of the Silla Kingdom: Native Traditions and Cultural Diffusion
Students consider how the location of Korea has contributed to cultural diffusion. In this Korean history lesson, students investigate the rise of the Silla Kingdom. Students compare the accomplishments of the Silla Kingdom to those of classical Greece and Rome.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
Thomas Edison Timeline
Young scholars research inventor Thomas Edison finding his discoveries and the challenges he overcame. They compile a list of Edison's most important inventions and their dates. They explain why they think each invention was important. They create a timeline of Edison's inventions using Crayola products.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 9 Downloads
Technology And Our Quality of Life
Eighth graders design a product or machine and determine the impact their invention has on a person's quality of life. They present their design and machine with a description of its possible impacts to an audience of peers and adults.
8th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 10 Downloads
Explore the lives of American Indians and early settlers in the state of Ohio. Young native Ohioans (or members of another state) research primary and secondary multimedia sources that detail the history between American Indians and Ohio settlers.
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills 26 Views 192 Downloads
How Farming Planted the Seeds for the Internet
Is farming the greatest innovation in all of history? Watch as modern technology and advancements are traced back to the invention of farming in the Neolithic Revolution. The video illustrates how agricultural surplus led to division of labor in groups of people, which in turn would eventually result in the establishment of cities and central features of civilizations, such as central government, organized religion, systems of writing, etc.
4 mins 7th - 12th Science 16 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Coal, Steam, and the Industrial Revolution
Your young historians will learn about the truly revolutionary processes and developments of the Industrial Revolution in this presentation. The narrator begins by discussing specific advancements of the British textile industry, and then details arguments behind why the Industrial Revolution originated in Europe versus China and India.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learners read and analyze original telegrams to learn about people involved in and process of building the world's first Ferris wheel, examine correspondence between inventor and engineer to understand planning necessary to build Ferris wheel, and compare and contrast communication technology of 1890s to communication today.
4th - 8th Technology & Engineering 13 Views 24 Downloads
Impact of the Cotton Gin
Learners explore agriculture by completing a worksheet in class. In this cotton industry instructional activity, 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 6 Views 17 Downloads
Waves of Radios
Young scholars grasp the fundamentals of radio/sound communication technology. They research why the size of radios has gotten smaller through advances of technology...from large radio tubes through transistors through microchips. Students also identify how important and influential radio was in peoples' lives from 1920 through 1950, and follow changes in the styles and shapes of radios through the last 100 years.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Education v. Incarceration: Understanding our Community through Oral History and Printmaking
Students explore root causes of incarceration. Various upper-level activities such as interviews and research are used to gain a full understanding of the problem as well as devise an action plan for halting the cycle.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 13 Downloads
Decking Out a Statue
Students investigate world history by decorating mock statues. In this India history lesson, students read about the Hindu Monkey God, Hanuman, and observe photographs of the famous sculpture associated with it. Students bring a favorite stuffed animal or object from home and decorate it with their class.
Pre-K - K Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads