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Eleventh graders examine the importance of the Industrial Age in the United States. They explore the new inventions that helped promote big business. Working conditions from the past are compared with them today.
Students research important dates and events in the history and development of Yellowstone National Park. They create a timeline that denotes the events after watching the associated video clips.
Eighth graders work together to trace everyday objects back through history. They use the World Wide Web to research the origins of these objects.
Third graders use research from a previous lesson to design their own inventions. In groups, they brainstorm a product they would like to see built and share them with the class. They must explain how each one would serve a purpose or solve a problem. They create a PowerPoint presentation to share their invention with the class.
Third graders brainstorm a list of inventions used daily. They use Kidspiration to create a web with inventions in the middle. Students choose three inventions from the web and rank them according to interest.
Third graders, in groups, discuss their chosen invention and how it works. In preparation for a Powerpoint presentation, they research the inventor, the impact of the invention on society, and what llife would be like without it. Students conduct Internet research to locate the information.
Students complete a web survey for Thomas Edison's inventions. In this Thomas Edison lesson plan, students visit the websites to learn about the inventions of Thomas Edison.
Eighth graders evaluate the effectiveness of adding visuals to printed documents by exploring "The Invention" pages of the "Gutenberg Education Module". They use the techniques of illumination and rubrication to manipulate documents from American History.
Students use the internet to research an invention that was developed during the Industrial Age. Using a worksheet, they record all revelant information to their invention including the short term and long term affects of the product. They present their material to the class and participate in a tournament to prove that their invention is more useful than their opponents.
Learners watch a Biography episode about Alexander Graham Bell -- his remarkable inventions, family life, and the individuals who influenced his work.
Students collect and examine the oral histories of various Vietnam War participants and share the results of their historical research. They investigate the oral histories of one of the defined participants of the Vietnam Era. Students present to the class their participant's oral history.
Students compare and contrast the economic roles of women throughout history in the United States, India, and Israel. After examining pictures of women from various time periods, they share observations. They watch video clips and examine case studies of women from India and Israel and conclude by writing essays on the topic.
Students read an article about the history of Saturn. They complete reading comprehension tests. They examine what has been discovered on the planet.
In this puzzle activity, students locate 26 words in a word search titled "History Trivia." The words include desert, filled, and Nashville.
Students explore the impact of inventions on society, specifically Edison and the light bulb. In this technology lesson, students use online resources and listen to a story about Edison to develop an understanding of how the light bulb was invented. Students discuss how inventions help society. Students construct an example of the light bulb by using the provided worksheet.
Lessons about France can cover art, history, and the colonization of Africa.
Students can explore the history, culture and art of Spain with motivating activities.
A study of Ancient India can be a great way to cover a variety of subjects including art, history, and world religion.
In this online interactive U.S. history worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about 19th century America. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
One of the inventions that has greatly impacted the world is Thomas Edison's light bulb. From his incandescent bulb, to today's LED bulbs, illuminate middle schoolers with the way they convert electricity into light and heat. Handouts include reading passages, worksheets, and lab procedures for building a flashlight. This is a straightforward and well-rounded exploration of light.