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51 reviewed resources for eli whitney

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Eli Whitney's Patent for the Cotton Gin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review the U.S. patent laws by researching Eli Whitney's petition for a renewal on his cotton gin patent. They examine documents to assess the impact of the cotton gin, role-play the patent hearing and discuss the effects of...
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The Cotton Gin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are introduced to an early American inventor, Eli Whitney, and his experiences with the Patent Office. The economic importance of the cotton gin and its impact on slavery are also addressed.
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The Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Consisting of of a pre-test, a class discussion, an oral presentation, and a web exploration and internet research activity your young historians will engage with the content of this plan. Your class will define the differences between...
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The Impact of the Cotton Gin

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study Eli Whitney and the cotton gin. In this activity on the cotton gin, 4th graders use primary and secondary sources to gather information about Eli Whitney, the cotton gin that he invented and how it changed the south.
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Thoreau

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders answer the question Why Westborough? Why did their town develop as it did, what types of industry were here and why. They are introduced to journal writing. Students free write about ideas that stand out from class. ...
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Eli Whitney: A Top Ten Inventor?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students conduct research and present their findings in a persuasive manner. Then they work in groups to enhance the development of cooperative work skills. Students also present their findings through persuasive skills in writing and/or...
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Cotton Production and Milling

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine cotton production and milling. They compete in a hand-ginning contest to realize how difficult it was to separate the seeds from the fibers of cotton. They discuss why Eli Whitney's cotton gin was an important invention.
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Lesson 3/3 - Society and Culture in the New Republic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is part three of a fine three-part series which covers the period after the American Revolutionary War. Topics covered include Eli Whitney and the cotton gin, Congress' abolishing the importation of slaves in 1808, shifting patterns...
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Cotton Museum Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 5th
Assess your class's knowledge of cotton history and things made from cotton with a set of worksheets from the Cotton Museum. Along with the history and textile component of this crop, pupils use their research to unscramble vocabulary...
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Ken Burn’s Civil War, Episode 1: The Cause

For Students 8th - 12th
Ken Burn's epic documentary miniseries The Civil War, broadcast in 1990, was the most-watched PBS program ever. A question sheet helps viewers keep track of events in the first episode of the documentary.
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The Truth About 10 Famous Inventions

For Students 9th - 12th
A scientific video focuses on ten famous inventions and the person credited with inventing each one. Then it describes the bigger picture of each invention and how it relied on those before them and around them. 
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Technology: Mass Production and Standardization

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore standardization and mass production by creating verbal visual vocabulary tables. They discover how industrial inventions increase profits for businesses. Students create three-tiered definition concept trails using...
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Early 19c Industrialization in America: The Market Revolution

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Posing a question about the effects of American Industrialization, this presentation provides viewers with a comprehensive look at the 19th century. From the "Lowell Girls" to the Iron Horse, these slides would be an excellent supplement...
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The Pre-Civil War Era (1815–1850)

For Students 8th - 12th
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.
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The Impact of Cultural Values in EArly Industrial England

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze works from the period of the Industrial Revolution in England and identify the cultural values depicted and inferred that paved the way for the Industrial Revolution to occur at this time. They create captions that...
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The Industrial Revolution: Matching

For Students 9th - 12th
This online, interactive worksheet provides 21 matching questions about the industrial revolution. It covers people, events, inventions and more. Quiz-takers submit their answers and receive their score immediately.
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Innovative Inventions

For Students 6th - 8th
Help your scholars get a grasp on the chronology of the Industrial Revolution with this "Innovative Inventions" worksheet. They discover what year various items were invented, and then create a timeline placing each invention and...
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Discovering Gravity: What Goes Up Must Come Down

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students observe falling objects. In this lesson about gravity, students work in groups to determine how objects fall. Students determine speed of objects falling and whether weight is a factor. Students understand the concept of gravity.
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The Civil War 1850–1865

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the American Civil War. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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TicTac Town

For Teachers 4th
Thirty one possible tic-tac-toe games are included in this presentation. Students must answer a question in each x and o position. When the grid position is selected the question appears and the answer is generated on the next click....
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Plantation Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What was plantation life like in the Deep South? If your pupils can recall a few tidbits from lecture, they're sure to win this fun review game. They answer 15 questions all related to southern life, plantation owners, and slavery.
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Slavery in the United States

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students investigate the personal accounts of slaves in the United States. They participate in various activities according to grade level to examine the role of slavery in the South.
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Inventor's Challenge

For Students 9th - 10th
In this science worksheet, students use reference materials to complete the information for each inventor, including invention created and their nationality. They also construct a time line to illustrate the development of technology...
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Socials Word Search Puzzle

For Students 5th - 6th
In this language arts worksheet, students study 32 words in a word bank, then locate them in a word search puzzle. There is no apparent connection between the words and the meaning of the title is not known. Note: Several words in the...

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