Inventing the Cotton Gin? A Class Debate
Students learn about Eli Whitney, the inventor of the Cotton Gin.
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Review Game: American Industrial Revolution
So what were some of the reasons the industrial revolution began in America? REview some of the causes of the Industrial Revolution like, the cotton gin, textile mills, ports, and transportation. There are a total of nine questions. Tip:...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Industrial Revolution: A Definition
America sure did have a few growing pains during the Industrial Revolution. Share the problems, causes, effects, and reformation that marked the turn of the century and shift in policy during US industrialization. This slide show...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History