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The Nature of Technology
Students develop an understanding of the effects of inventions past and present on society. In this inventions lesson, students research inventions. Students develop inventions of their own and answer questions about their designs and how the invention will influence people.
3rd - 12th Science
The American Turtle, 1776
Fifth graders evaluate David Bushnell's 1776 American Turtle. For 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
Exploring Benjamin Franklin's Works
First graders explore the inventions of Benjamin Franklin. In this instructional 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.
1st Social Studies & History
KOREAN TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS
Learners 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. Learners read about Korean inventions and complete a chart. Students discuss their findings and create a timeline of Korean inventions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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 plan, 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
Thomas Edison Timeline
Students 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
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 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 CCSS: Adaptable
Students 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
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
Waves of Radios
Students 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