Eli Whitney's Patent for the Cotton Gin

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 inventions.

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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
5 days
Instructional Strategies
Research
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