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The Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 12th
If ever a person wanted to know about the start, spread, and effects of the Industrial Revolution now would be the time to ask. Answer questions regarding facets of the Industrial revolution in slide show format. Each slide contains...
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Investigation: Geothermal Power

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Engineers construct a steam-powered turbine as a demonstration of geothermal energy in action! 
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Do Some Research: Inventions 8

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this inventions research learning exercise, students read the sentence and research in the library or on the Internet to find the answer and then write it on the blue line. Students then write a short report about this topic: George...
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John Fitch: Pioneer Steamboat Inventor

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars 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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Transportation's affect on the Growth of Cities in the United States

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify the major advancements that have been made in transportation throughout U.S. history (waterways, horses, steam power, railroads, automobiles, etc.) They access websites imbedded in this plan and answer questions...
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Understanding Electricity Mix Tradeoffs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Use the accompanying presentation and colorful technology sheets to introduce your class to the 10 different energy technologies. Connect kids to an interactive computer tool that allows them to combine different types of power...
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Spanish American War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Today, Cuba and America sometimes struggle with diplomatic relations, but did you know that America went to war against Spain to free Cuba? Learners examine many interesting facts related to the Spanish American War using an informative...
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Hybrid Vehicles: Cut Pollution and Save Money

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Math and science meet in this lesson on hybrid electric automobiles. This 24-page resource provides everything you need for teaching a lesson that compares the use of internal combustion engines to hybrid electric engines. Participants...
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Inventions and Innovation

For Students 5th - 11th Standards
What effect did innovations like the Bessemer Process, the light bulb, and the telephone have on the industrialization of the United States? Here is a nice graphic organizer that will help your young historians approach this question.
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How Power Plants Work 3

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble! Find out what drives a turbine to generate electricity and whether or not it has an impact on the environment. A discussion and lecture is divided by a hands-on activity in...
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Voyage of Matthew Perry

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Working on an exploration unit? A creative slide show presentation poses questions for learners about the text and images shown. They read and then think about the concept through a series of true of false questions. A great way to review.
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Primary Energy Sources Pros and Cons

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore the different types of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. In this earth science lesson, students discuss the pros and cons of each type. They conduct a variety of experiments on renewable energy.
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Early 18c Europe: Proto-Industrialism

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Providing key information, visually appealing pictures, and thought-provoking questions, this series of slides presents your class with a study of 18th century Europe as it becomes increasingly urbanized. From peasants to princes, the...
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The First Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A wonderful and comprehensive look at the first Industrial Revolution. Starting with events, inventions, and changes in thought that occurred in the 1700's, the presentation moves through the technological advancements in industry and...
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Great Minds: Ada Lovelace

For Students 9th - 12th
Do you know about The Enchantress of Numbers? Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program, more than a century before the first modern computer. Her knowledge and vision continue to inspire mathematicians today. 
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Heartfelt/Handmade Activity: Hand-Molded Pottery

For Teachers K - 12th
Pupils view and discuss examples of pottery. They discuss how pottery has always been made by hand and use a ball of clay to roll and shape into a form of their choice.
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The Sinking of the Titanic

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Investigate the sinking of the Titanic with young scholars. They will read actual documentation from the Titanic and answer questions. They will then draw conclusions from the pictures they see and information they read.
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Was There an Industrial Revolution? New Workplace, New Technology, New Consumers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the changes in the U.S. in the period of industrialization before the Civil War. They analyze census data, list/describe inventions and innovations, explore various websites, conduct a Factory Simulation activity,...
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Was There an Industrial Revolution? Americans at Work Before the Civil War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the First U.S. Industrial Revolution. They identify positive and negative effects of early industrialization, read first-hand accounts, role-play and interview individuals, and participate in a debate.
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China Resists Outside Influences

For Teachers 8th - 10th
There is no doubt about it, world history is exciting! Use this slide show to tell the tale of Emperor Qianlong, the Opium Wars, The Boxer Rebellion, and nationalist reform provided by Empress Dowager. Images and easy-to-follow text make...
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Text Structure: Kate Shelley: Bound for Legend

For Students 4th - 5th
In this text structure worksheet, students read the story 'All About Trains' and answer the questions about text structure. Students answer 5 questions.
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How Power Plants Work 1

For Teachers 7th - 12th
First of three lessons, this is a great start to a unit on energy. As you demonstrate, learners discover different types of energy and how it is converted from one form to another. They then focus in on the generation of electricity by...
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How Power Plants Work 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In this second of three lessons on power plants, future engineers find out how we generate electricity and how coal-powered plants operate. They work in small groups to make electromagnet generators to light LED bulbs. A set of...
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Time For Change

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine and discuss the inventions and changes created by the Industrial Revolution. They create posters or clay models about inventions, write paragraphs about the advantages and disadvantages of the changes, and develop a...