Technology Changes the World
Students consider how new technology changes the world. In this inventions lesson, students identify inventions that they use or know about that their parents did not have when they were young. Students also design inventions of the future.
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D-Day Normandy 1944
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6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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8th - 12th English Language Arts
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2nd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable