Helping Life and Aiding Death: Science, Technology, and Engineering at Work during World War I

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Science, engineering, and United States history? Pupils research collections of artifacts from the Smithsonian to learn about historical scientific innovations. At the end of the lesson, they write an essay to discuss technology's influence on the events that took place during World War I. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Put scholars into small groups to complete their research
  • Conduct a class discussion about the influence of engineering in war
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners need access to computers
  • The eighth episode of a nine-part series
Pros

  • Ideas for extending the lesson are provided
  • Includes adaptations
  • Creates an active learning experience 
Cons

  • None
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