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Eli Whitney's Patent for the Cotton Gin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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The Cotton Gin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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 lesson 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
Young scholars 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...
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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 instructional activity 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...
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The Civil War 1850–1865

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

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders take a closer look at slavery in Connecticut. In this slavery lesson, 11th graders research the contributions of Connecticut residents who spoke out about the issue of slavery. Students take on the personas of the...
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Industrial Revolution Unit

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create their own newspaper and write articles about things related to the Industrial Revolution. They include five different inventions from the time period and explain how they either benefited or harmed society. They...
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Impact of the Cotton Gin

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore agriculture by completing a worksheet in class. In this cotton industry lesson, students identify the use of the cotton gin and its impact on the economy and slavery. Students view images of the cotton gin on the...
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Pre-Civil War--Causes

For Teachers 7th
What caused the American Civil War? This slide show examines seven potential causes: influential people, slavery, Compromise of 1850, addition of Texas, Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Industrial Revolution, and expansion to the west....
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From a New Nation to a Divided Nation

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Quiz your students or prepare them for the big exam with this presentation. Included are 24 multiple choice questions related to Early American Government, The Colonial Period, Westward Expansion, and State Formation.
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Sunken Millions: The Way West

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Recover sunken treasure with this interactive PowerPoint! Break your class into two teams: the divers and the surfers. They'll work together to answer 20 multiple choice questions, reviewing major events that occurred during the 1800s....
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Connecticut Firsts Vocabulary 2

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this Connecticut firsts instructional activity, students match vocabulary words to their descriptions of the first time things happened in Connecticut. Students complete 10 matches.
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Connecticut First Challenge 2

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this Connecticut activity worksheet, students respond to 10 multiple choice questions that require them to exhibit the knowledge they have of firsts in the state of Connecticut.
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Types of Entrepreneurs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? What traits does a person need? Find out as you and your class brainstorm along with this presentation. The traits of inventors, types of entrepreneurs, and their role in the economy are...
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Road to War Assessment

For Teachers 8th - 12th
In this American Civil War worksheet, students respond to 20 short answer, multiple choice, and true or false questions about the events that led to the outbreak of war.
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Interchangeable Parts Revolutionize Clock-making

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers consider assembly line production. In this lesson on Industrialization, students explore rifle manufacturing then create a workshop in the classroom to assemble clocks. They determine the pros and cons of assembly line...
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INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders identify causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution, analyze the benefits and negative consequences, describe the operation of British government, and identify British social and political reforms resulting from the...
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Impact of Technology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students asses the effect of technology on the status and role of individuals, and analyze the postive and negative impact of moderiation on cultural and physical enviroments. Pupils brainstorm examples of postive and negative...
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Inventor's Challenge Review

For Students 9th - 10th
For this science worksheet, students match each invention or device to its inventor listed on the right. There are 32 inventors listed and some may be used twice. Then they order the items in each group from oldest to newest and state...
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Oxidation: How Can It Be Proved?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the process of oxidation. In this lesson about oxidation, students observe four different demonstrations. Students watch examples of oxidation in order to understand the process. Students discuss the chemical reactions...
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Connecticut Firsts Crossword

For Students 4th - 5th
In this crossword puzzle worksheet, students read the 10 statements about 'firsts' that occurred in the state of Connecticut. Students complete the 10 word crossword puzzle.
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King Cotton

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the farming process for cotton and its impact on the United States history. For this cotton farming lesson, 6th graders read background information on the cotton farming process and discuss the role of slavery...
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Writers and the Old South Myth

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students are introduced to authors of the South. In groups, they compare and contrast the pastoral and counter pastoral traditions present in some forms of Southern literature. They use a database to examine the covers of the books...
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I Am Interested in Knowing More About...

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this interest survey worksheet, students consider the list of animals, people, and miscellaneous topics marking 10 that would like to know more about with an X.
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Nebraska Entrepreneur Success Stories

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore entrepreneurs of Nebraska. In this business and social studies lesson, students research Nebraska entrepreneurs to discover the history of their successful company.
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The Industrial Revolution and Women

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students learn about inventions of the Industrial Revolution and their impact on life. For this Industrial Revolution lesson, students look at how the Industrial Revolution changed the work experience from farms to factories. They tell...
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Inventions and Inventors of the American Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Industrial Revolution lesson plan, students research the inventions and inventors of the era and then create their...
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Inventions

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore American inventions. In this Industrial Revolution activity, 10th graders research inventions from the era and consider their impact on society. Students then create their own inventions.
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The Power of One

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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...
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Nebraska Entrepreneur Success Stories

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students study and discuss various entrepreneurs from their home state and then prepare a proposal for a business they would like to own and operate in the future.
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JUST A MATTER OF TIME

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students recognize the dynamic changes in themselves and in agriculture that have occurred through the years. They are shown pictures of a baby or students are asked to think of their little brothers or sisters or themselves in...
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Interest Survey

For Students 6th - 7th
In this science and social studies activity, students complete a survey about their interests. Students check each subject that they are interested in, such as killer whales, Thomas Edison, and magnets.

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