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Thomas Edison's Inventions in the 1900s and Today: From "New" to You!
Learners research types of technology available to Americans at the beginning of the 20th century and compare the style of living to modern times. They identify Thomas Edison's contributions to technology and their own current lifestyles.
3rd - 5th
Edison Tried and Tried Again
New ReviewHow many times did it take Thomas Edison to invent a successful working lightbulb? Young learners read a short passage about this famous inventor and his determination in getting an idea to work successfully. Then, pupils respond to four...
K - 2nd CCSS: Designed
Taking A Trip to Menlo Park: The Influence of Thomas Edison on America
Students take a trip to Menlo Park. In this Thomas Edison lesson, students collaborate to investigate the inventions of Edison as well as his life and accomplishments. Students compose essays that feature the influence of Edison and his...
9th - 12th
Isn’t It Exciting? (The American Industrial Revolution and Urbanization)
America was built on the ingenuity, work ethic, and foresight of our ancestors. Sixth graders learn about the complex Gilded Age in American history, including the prominent inventors and captains of industry, and how they all connect...