iPods, Wagon Wheels and Lightbulbs: How Inventions Change Our World
Students examine the effect of inventions on society. They conduct surveys and discuss how certain inventions have changed people's lives for the better. They work together to design their own billboard highlighting the impact.
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African American Involvement in World War II
What was the role of African Americans in World War II? How were these roles influenced by and manipulated by racial attitudes of the 1930s and 1940s? Class groups locate and analyze primary source materials before using GoogleDocs or...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Henry Ford's "Fear of Change"
As the inventor of one of the most iconic inventions of our time, Henry Ford was afraid of the changes his creation would spark in the American people and the way the current transportation system would be affected. Read an article...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
Interpret The Rate of Change /Slope in the Context of Everyday Life
Find slope all around us and calculate the rate of change during this video that uses real-life situations. Your learners will start by creating a table to see how each change creates the pieces of slope. Plug that slope into your...
8 mins 7th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Interpret The Rate of Change Within the Context of Everyday Life
Rate of change isn't found only in a classroom but in everything that fluctuates. Show your learners they can find the rate of change in real-world situations with examples using time and temperature. The video starts by reviewing how to...
4 mins 7th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
With Your Own Two Hands: Are You Changing the World or "Waiting for the World to Change"?
Can your pupils change the world? Explore this question with Ben Harper's song "With My Own Two Hands" and John Mayer's "Waiting for the World to Change." After listening to the songs, they discuss the tools at their disposal for...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Inventions for the 21st Century
To conclude a four-lesson unit on inventions, class groups investigate recent inventions in communication, transportation, medicine, sports, and games. After discussing their findings within their group, pairs imagine an invention that...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable