The Invention of Writing
Students recreate activities that took place in a Mesopotamian school. They experience the complexities of learning how to read and write cuneiform script.
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Inventions Over Time
Explore the inventions of the past with a project on ancient tools. After reading an article about hunting during the Archaic period, the Late Prehistoric period, and the Historic period, kids fill in a cause-and-effect chart about the...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
How the Sandwich Was Invented
Sandwich: a delicious meal stacked with meats, cheeses, and veggies, or a parish in England? How about both! The sandwich was invented in—yes, you got it—Sandwich, by John Montagu. Watch this creative and inventive video that gives a...
2 mins 3rd - 12th Social Studies & History