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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Lessons

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Designed for teachers, a 15-lesson collection curated by the Smithsonian, examines how wars have impacted American society. Each resource includes a lesson plan, background information, a materials list, maps, images, and worksheets. An...
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Commercial and Industrial Designers: Working with Volume

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Don't get jammed up; calculate the volume of the box before you pack toys inside. Connecting to a job in a manufacturing business, your packers need to find the volume before and after a measurement change. The final step is to calculate...
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The Industrial Revolution: Life in the Cities

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
What was life really like in American during the Industrial Revolution? Middle and high schoolers explore tenement living, assembly lines, factory work, and the blossoming world of technology in a series of educational and engaging...
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Fundamental Economic Questions and the Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders assume the role of an entrepreneur during the Industrial Revolution of the 1700s in Great Britain. They investigate how changing methods of production affected the way that the fundamental economic questions were being...
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Building a Skyscraper

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Creating buildings that reach hundreds of feet into the sky is no easy task. The third instructional activity in this series begins with four activities that engage young architects in exploring the major challenges that are faced when...
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Population Pyramids: Powerful Predictors of the Future

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a very interesting visual for analyzing a country's shift from a pre-industrial society to one with an industrial or post-industrial economy. The video explains how a population pyramid is used to track a country's position in...
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Design: Line

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students employ an analysis and exploration of line use, to understand line in terms of design, style, and functionality. The learners experiment with line design. Understanding dynamic and diverse use of line will broaden students'...
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Western Civilizations, Chapter 23: Modern Industry and Mass Politics, 1870-1914

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Looking for an interactive way to supplement your western civilization course? Check out this comprehensive website, designed to accompany the Western Civilizations text (although it is valuable independently). Scholars investigate...
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Exploring the Design Process

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze the design process and architecture of Ludwig van der Rohe. In this architecture and art analysis instructional activity, students explore the design process through photographic documentation and architectural plans....
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The Beginning of Industrialization

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Set the stage for early industrialization with a look at the work of Charles Dickens. After that the inventions, innovators, and changes in technology are clearly outlined. This presentation focuses on the start of the Revolution which...
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Energy Storage Derby and Proposal

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Small groups use the engineering design process to build and test a vehicle capable of carrying 250 grams a distance of five meters. The design must allow for the storage of potential energy and turn it into motion, allowing the...
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The American Whaling Industry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
When thinking about the American whaling industry most imagine Moby Dick and Nantucket sleigh rides, harpoons and scrimshaw, whale-oil lamps and baleen in women's corsets. But it may come as a surprise that the industry was also...
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Building a Skyscraper

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The construction of skyscrapers is no simple undertaking, involving the careful coordination and planning of many different people. The third lesson in this series explores this detailed process by first teaching children about the main...
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Progressivism: Structured Notes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Notes are great for getting ready for an exam or for writing a well-informed paper. Learners can use these notes (in PowerPoint form) to study the Progressive Era. Slides provide bulleted information on Du Boise, muckrakers, progressive...
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Tennis Anyone?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading up on the history of sports racquets, engineering teams design and construct a racquet for batting a Velcro-striped ball at a target. Teams evaluate their design by aiming for the target three times each and answering...
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Sort it Out!

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Engineering feats occur around us all the time, often without us noticing; one example is a coin-sorting machine. In a straightforward, yet challenging activity, young engineers work together to design their own coin sorter. Beginning...
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Biomedical and Industrial Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #6

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
There's no need to give an arm and a leg to find a great lesson. An interesting video teaches viewers about biomedical and industrial engineering. After a brief history of these areas, including a description of some historical...
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Designing a Skyscraper

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Besides serving as awe-inspiring monuments of human achievement, skyscrapers are built to perform a wide range of functions in urban communities. The second instructional activity in this series begins by exploring the history of the...
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Failure: Seeds of Innovation

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!" Through this assignment, emerging engineers examine how failed experiments are simply part of the process of an outstanding design. They begin with some reading about the microwave oven,...
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Romanticism: A Reaction To the Ills of the 18th -19th Century

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Designed to accompany an introductory lecture on the Romantic Movement in art, literature, and music, this PowerPoint begins with the social and cultural turmoils of the period from 1750 to 1850. Viewers are then introduced to the major...
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Reading Historical Children's Letters: Persuasive letters, Industrialization, Great Depression, and Japanese Internment

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students investigate the lives of American children of the past. In this historical perspectives lesson, students explore several primary sources available from the Library of Congress to conduct personal inquiry to determine...
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Introducing Industries

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
If you are looking for a way to explore Michigan's resources, physical features, and more, this lesson plan is for you. After discussing Michigan and the Great Lakes, learners fill out a graphic organizer identifying the state's natural...
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Tour + Workshop = DESIGN: Presenting Information

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop a business card to market them.  In this developing a business card to market them lesson, students design a business card to represent them.  Students create a logo or graphic design that is professional and catchy. ...
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Aerospace Design Engineer

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Expose your class to the world of aerospace engineering using this film. A aerospace design engineer describes what he does, and explains the intricacies of this type of work. This would be a good way to introduce your class to the field...

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