America's Castles: The Age of Invention
Students tour the estates built by America's wealthiest visionaries during the years 1911-1929. They discuss the Age of Invention and the people associated with that age in US history.
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The Power of Invention
Inspire innovation in young learners through a study of important inventions throughout history. The four-lesson unit includes four separate lessons with activities ranging from researching and describing the history of noteworthy...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Post-Classical: Regional and Transregional Interactions
International trade from 600 AD to 1450 AD resulted in the flourishing of post-classical civilizations, the expansion of Islam across many regions, and the transmission of rare materials and innovative ideas — not to mention the spread...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Growth of America's Production System
Students, assessing a variety of sources, explore the growth of inventions that were brought about by the Industrial Revolution. They analyze labor practices and philosophies within the history of the United States. A timeline is set in...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
19th-Century Technology in 21st-Century America
Students imagine life without the technological advances of the 1800's. In this inventions and innovations lesson, students examine patent drawings of inventions. Students collaborate to research the technological advancements made...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Pre-Civil War Era (1815–1850)
In this online interactive U.S. history instructional activity, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about 19th century America. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive instructional activity.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History