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You, Too, Can Be an Inventor!
Fourth graders study inventors and inventions, and how they change the world. They research an inventor and create a slideshow describes the person's attributes. They use their own creativity to design an invention which they promote in a brochure.
4th Social Studies & History 5 Views 29 Downloads
Women's Achievement Quiz
How much do you or your class know about various achievements made by women thorughout history? Here is a set of 10 questions with answers all related to the accomplishments of women in science, politics, civil rights, and law.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 33 Downloads
Scavenger Hunt: Alo? Me Escuchas?
Fifth graders participate in a science scavenger hunt looking at information about the invention of the telephone. In this science scavenger hunt lesson, 5th graders examine primary source documents and images to learn about the invention of the telephone.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Travel the Trail
Students examine the lives of pioneers, and how inventions have changed our daily lives. They, in groups, develop a packing list for a month-long trip, read about pioneer life, complete a now and then worksheet, and write a journal entry.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 7 Views 46 Downloads
Inventing What I Want.
Students explore all the possibilities of inventing a new product that suites them to a tee. They design and discuss in groups the invention including their personal needs and wants as a foundation for their inventions. A list of alternatives and consequences of their choice is listed for them to review.
K Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
African American Inventors Society
Young scholars examine the inventions of African Americans and how their inventions contributed to the common good. In this African American inventions instructional activity, students research the inventions of African Americans and reflect on how that invention has impacted on society.
6th - 8th Science 9 Views 12 Downloads
Explore language arts with a root word activity in this linguistics lesson. Middle schoolers trace the history of different vocabulary terms by identifying their Latin and Greek ancestry, and then they answer study questions about different word histories.
5th - 8th Language Arts 8 Views 55 Downloads
Early Attempts at Flight
Students investigate the early history of flight. In this aviation history instructional activity, students are split into six groups to research the development of the ornithopter, hot air balloon and the glider. Each group records information on the included graphic organizer and reports back to the class on their findings.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Industrial Revolution in America: Exploring the Effects of the Heat Engine on the Growth of Cities
Students research the development of the steam engines. In this US history lesson, students analyze the impact of this invention to civilization. They discuss the events leading to the growth and development of different cities.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 126 Downloads
Students create an individual timeline that documents their personal history from the previous year. Working in pairs, they interview each other to gather information about their past experiences and new year's expectations. Students use this information to create their timeline and a personal essay documenting their experiences from the previous year.
6th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 28 Downloads
Inventors and Trailblazers
Students explore the concept of inventors and trailblazers. In this inventors and trailblazers lesson, students discover what ten African American inventors created and went through in order to create their invention. Students then research and discuss who and what they found out about these inventors.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 30 Downloads
The Rise of Railroads
Third graders research the rise of railroads through American history. In this history of railroads lessons, 3rd graders participate in a discussion of background information about railroads. They research the history of railroads in the United States and use the information, which they collect on a worksheet, to write a research report.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Playing Vocabulary Basketball
Learners view a slide show featuring famous athletes and educational institutions that have played a part in the history of basketball. They participate in a game in which a basketball is tossed from person to person as facts and vocabulary words are reviewed.
4th - 6th Language Arts 11 Views 294 Downloads