In this creative thinking worksheet, students identify and list nine of the best and most important inventions ever created. Then they list nine of the not so good inventions. Finally, students list three of their personal favorites.
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The Great Depression Comic Book
Did you know that the comic book made its debut during the 1930s? Using this resource as guidelines for their work, your young historians will use the creative medium of a comic book to summarize their understanding of major events...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Invention of the Telephone
All of the people in your class would agree that life would be different without the invention of the telephone! Study Alexander Graham Bell's most famous and influential invention through the primary source document of his sketch of the...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Primary Source Worksheet: Lyndon B. Johnson, Excerpt from “The Great Society”
Young historians examine Lyndon Johnson's vision for a rich, powerful, and upward society as detailed in this excerpt from his famous "Great Society" speech presented at the University of Michigan in 1964.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Tools, Technologies and Inventions through the years
5th graders will gain an understanding of how, what, and why people invent tools. This PowerPoint provides a complete description of what tools are, types of tools, why we make tools and what impact they have had on society. There are...
5th Social Studies & History
When Capitalism is Great and Not-so-great
Comparing and contrasting Capitalism and Socialism, this lecture outlines many nuances between the two economic systems, including the ideas of meritocracy and "fairness." A discussion about the effects of either system gone "unchecked"...
14 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Challenges and New Inventions of the Great Plains Farmer
Explore life in the Great Plains with this thorough US history instructional activity. After brainstorming some important inventions in farming, pupils answer several questions about pioneers in a group research project. Several links to...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History