John Fitch: Pioneer Steamboat Inventor
Students explore the transportation revolution brought about through the use of steam power to move boats over water. They practice note taking skills by taking notes from an article.
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Old Stone House Lesson Plan
From stagecoach to railroad tracks, your class will discover how advancements in travel in the United States during the nineteenth century played an integral role in the industrialization and development of American society. The main...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Nineteenth Century Progress
Highlight some of the major players and progressive inventions that shaped the latter half of the 19th century. From Thomas Edison to Vaudeville, this outline of pop and tech culture provides an American cultural context. Note: Use this...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Challenges and New Inventions of the Great Plains Farmer
Explore life in the Great Plains with this thorough US history lesson plan. After brainstorming some important inventions in farming, pupils answer several questions about pioneers in a group research project. Several links to sites and...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Use of John Johnson's Life Story in Conjunction With Other Black Entrepreneurs as Role Models for Potential Black Businessmen
Students read an autobiography of John Johnson and discuss how he rose from poverty to be a successful businessman. After reading excerpts of other autobiographies, they brainstorm a list of characteristics of those who were successful...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Back to the Future!
Throughout history, inventions from around the world have enhanced life and made doing more efficient. The invention of the automobile has changed the world and made traveling easier. The invention of the light bulb allows us to see...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Individuality
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence? Explore these principles through a close reading of Jack London's To Build a Fire, and engage in high-level discussion with your class by analyzing the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed