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The Power of One
Students identify key American inventors and their contributions to modern day America. Students identify that many inventions arise from one invention. Students investigate why certain inventors are important to modern day America and sell them to their classmates through a project they will vote on in the end.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
In these inventions worksheets, students read the time line about some inventions from the 1900's. Students use the time line to answer the 5 questions. Students then read the cover story, 'Who's News,' and 'Twister Strike to U.S.' to answer the 7 questions.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 42 Downloads
The Incorporation of America
The incorporation and industrialization of America is covered in this image-rich slide show. While text is limited, there is no shortage of great images showing the progression and causes of American Industrialization. Perfect accompaniment to a well-thought-out lecture.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 27 Downloads
Inventions are the focus of this interesting lesson. Pieces of paper are drawn from a hat; each one has the name of a common invention. Individuals research the origin and history of the invention, then present the invention to the class using the SmartBoard.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
New Review The Industrial Revolution: Life in the Cities
If you're looking for a comprehensive, engaging review of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, jam-packed with materials and activities, then you will definitely want to check out this resource.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 12 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Working with Watermills
In collaborative groups, emerging engineers or environmental scientists plan and construct a water wheel or watermill that rotates for a total of three minutes. Everything you need to carry out this lesson is included: objectives, background information (both historical and scientific), and more!
3rd - 12th Science 61 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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Get up-close and personal with primary source documents and see the past like never before! Young historians have the unique opportunity to interact with documents from the United States National Archives as if they were in their very hands, and engage in activities that call for analysis, interpretation, and critical thinking.
6th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Vocabulary Unit 6.3: Jobs and Professions
What do you call someone who works in politics? Or comedy? Have learners practice the names of jobs and professions with a vocabulary worksheet, which features a word bank to use for fill-in-the-blank activities. The worksheet also includes a section on past tense verbs, and a table in which kids write verbs that follow certain grammar rules.
4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Light Bulbs
An average home produces twice as many emissions as an average car. Teach your class how to reduce energy consumption by replacing standard incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs. Perform an experiment to compare the energy efficiency of each, measuring the energy wasted in the form of heat.
K - 8th Math 9 Views 5 Downloads
Is the Death Penalty Constitutional?
Is the death penalty constitutional? To prepare for a Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) activity on this topic, partners brainstorm questions and read primary source documents to find answers to their questions. Groups are then assigned a position and argue for or against the legality of the death penalty.
9th - 12th Language Arts 47 Views 94 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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In what year was the Declaration of Independence signed? When did Thomas Edison successfully test the first light bulb? After your young historians quiz themselves on questions like these, they will have the opportunity to learn more about important details surrounding these major historical events and add a new book to their app's digital library!
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Basic Electric Transformers
Life as we know it would not be possible without electric transformers, so there are fewer more pertinent topics for your eager young engineers. An astounding amount of background information is provided to help you develop a lecture on how transformers work, and also the instructions for building transformers in class are provided.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 14 Downloads
Battery Lesson Plan
Not really just a lesson plan, but a series of activities, reading handouts, and teacher's guidelines for conducting a class mini unit on the battery. Physical scientists focus on the history of the cell battery, experiment with battery-powered circuits, and examine the benefits of using rechargeable versions such as the nickel-cadmium cell.
5th - 12th Science 22 Views 9 Downloads
George Washington Carver Test
This is a standard multiple-choice assessment on the life and ideas of George Washington Carver. It includes 20 questions on topics covering information about his birth and education, major career moves, teaching principles, ethics, etc.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Coming to America
Through this set of three lessons about Ellis Island, class members will learn about why immigrants came to the United States, find out about the difficulties that went along with coming to America, become familiar with the immigration process, and prepare oral histories of their own families or ancestors of another adult.
5th - 8th Language Arts 18 Views 15 Downloads