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African American Inventors: Elijah McCoy
3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
What do a folding iron board, lawn sprinklers, and a device for oiling engines on trains all have in common? They were all invented by Elijah McCoy, an African American inventor with 57 patents to his credit. McCoy is the subject of a...
Gimli Glider—Anecdotes for Chemistry Teachers
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What's the moral of this story? Units save lives! Teach measurement conversion through storytelling in a quick math-based lesson. Young scientists learn how one country's decision to swap from imperial to metric standard units caused an...
The War of 1812: America’s First Declared War
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Free Trade and Sailor's Rights! Pupils dive into America's first declared war, the War of 1812. They analyze the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison through diary entries and historical reasoning. To conclude the lesson, they use their...