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Middle School World History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: Elementary School

For Teachers K - 5th
Benjamin Franklin, statesman, inventor, President is the subject of a collection targeting young historians. The interdisciplinary lesson plans were originally designed to accompany the 2018 international traveling exhibition, “Benjamin...
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WE Are Innovators: Elementary Resources

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
A collection of five resources encourages young scientists to be innovative thinkers and design a sustainable product or service. Lessons target pollution, food waste, energy-inefficient housing, and transportation issues.    
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WE Are Innovators: High School Resources

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The five lessons in a collection from WE are Innovators encourages high schoolers to go where scientists have not gone before.  They read articles and watch videos to gather information and then use an innovative mindset and their...
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Why Human Evolution Matters: Crash Course Big History #204

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is the progression of human complexity due to eating meat? The 14th video in a 16-part series attempts to answer this and other thought-provoking questions. It relates the process of human evolution and innovation to our ability to learn...
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It's a Whatchamacallit

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners formulate new applications for simple machines in an original invention that solves a common problem. They brainstorm ideas for a new product using simple machines and communicate a finished project through an oral, written, and...
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The Economics of Ghostbusters

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How do the men of Ghostbusters represent entrepreneurship, the market economy, and government oversight? This video provides unique insight into the risks of startup companies, as well as the foundational features of a market economy,...
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Papyrus to PDA

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What a great project. Graphic arts students consider the social, political, and economic impact made by a chosen invention. They build an argument to substantiate their reasons for choosing said invention. They create an oral...
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When Capitalism is Great and Not-so-great

For Students 8th - 12th
Comparing and contrasting Capitalism and Socialism, this lecture outlines many nuances between the two economic systems, including the ideas of meritocracy and "fairness." A discussion about the effects of either system gone "unchecked"...
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Science and Technology Start-Up Stars

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Try something new and become an entrepreneur. Scholars first learn what it means to be an entrepreneur and come up with a definition. They then watch videos where the narrators come up with a solution to a problem in their lives. The set...
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STEM-gineers

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Have what it takes to be an inventor? After researching the life of a famous inventor or innovator, scholars brainstorm the characteristics of a successful innovator. They then take part in a project of their choice to learn about the...
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Getting with the Program

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
A seven-step lesson plan introduces the emergence of computer sciences and the contributions women made to the profession after World War II. Several science experiments offer pupils a hands-on learning experience that showcases...
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Inventive Women - Part 1

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
While a woman didn't invent the parasol, three women received patents for their improvements to the original design of umbrellas. In the first of a two-part series on inventive women, class members investigate the patent system to...
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2006 AP® Microeconomics Free-Response Questions Form B

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
What effect could a break-through device have on company's profits? A set of prompts from College Board explores just that question. Other questions consider the role of wages in profit and what factors affect the supply and demand of...
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The Neolithic Agricultural Revolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What effect could one person's invention have on the human race? In the case of the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution, small improvements in farming methods led to increased food production. The human population began to boom, leading us...
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Fashion and Design: Fashion Innovation

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Innovate, and accentuate your fashion. The fourth of eight parts in the CS First Fashion and Design unit has scholars brainstorm a technology innovation involving fashion. They then write a computer program involving conditionals that...
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High School–Module 2: Circular Economy and Nature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Everyone's heard the popular slogan reduce, reuse, recycle, but there may be a better way to talk about sustainability. Using the second lesson from the five-part WE Are Innovators—High School Modules series, learners explore issues...
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High School–Module 1: Sustainable Innovation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does it mean to have an innovative mindset? Pupils think outside the box with the first of five lessons from the WE Are Innovators—High School Modules set. Scholars read articles and watch videos about sustainable innovation, such...
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High School–Module 5: Transportation Solutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Planes, trains, and automobiles ... the abundance of today's transportation options comes at a hefty price. Using the fifth and final lesson plan from the WE Are Innovators—High School Modules set, pupils explore how modern...
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High School–Module 4: Energy and Housing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What features make a home energy-efficient? Pupils attempt to answer the question with the fourth lesson from the five-part WE Are Innovators—High School Modules set. Scholars learn how certain building materials help save energy. Using...
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High School–Module 3: Food Waste

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Advances in packaging and refrigeration help keep food fresher longer. That's just one of the ways science is addressing global food waste. With the third of five lessons from the WE Are Innovators—High School Modules set, scholars use...
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Elementary–Module 5: Transportation Solutions

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How does transportation affect the environment? Using the fifth and final lesson from the WE Are Innovators—Elementary Modules series, scholars explore sustainable transportation. Pupils work in small groups to create innovative ways to...
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Elementary–Module 4: Energy and Housing

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Many innovators are working on solutions to address environmental problems like energy-inefficient housing. Scholars have an opportunity to develop their own strategies using the fourth of five lessons from the WE Are...
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Elementary–Module 3: Food Waste

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Before pupils discard anymore of their uneaten vegetables, they may want to learn more about food waste. Here's a resource to help them do just that! Using discussion and video, scholars discover how innovators are tackling the issue. As...
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Elementary–Module 2: Circular Economy and Nature

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How can people do their part to help protect the environment? Learners participate in an engaging jigsaw activity to discuss the causes and effects of pollution. Next, pupils develop their own innovative ideas to address an environmental...
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Elementary–Module 1: Sustainable Innovation

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Where would society be without the innovations of Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs? Scholars explore what it means to have an innovative mindset. Working in small groups, pupils design a product or service to help solve a social,...
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Final Independent Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Finally ... the final project. As a culminating activity for the nine-part Intro to CS with MakeCode unit, scholars create a program within Minecraft that incorporates skills from the unit. They consider how to survive in the wild and...
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Storytelling: Your Innovation Story

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Explore a trailblazing way to talk about innovation. Using the Scratch coding program, young computer scientists create innovations and write stories to accompany them. They include some of the add-ons they mastered throughout the unit.
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Political Theory - Henry David Thoreau

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Did you know that sometimes hermits come up with some of the most influential political ideas? The 10th video in a series of 13 covers Henry David Thoreau, a highly influential man who authored Civil Disobedience and lived a quiet,...
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Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
What would change in your daily life due to a power outage? Here, learners explore the inventions brought to us by the one and only, Thomas Edison, and imagine a day without them. Scholars take part in a grand conversation and write a...
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The Power of Creative Constraints

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Lucky you has been assigned with a creative task. There are no limitations, no rules, just endless possibilities. But where do you start? If such a project leaves you feeling paralyzed, watch a video that demonstrates the power of...
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Rapid Research – Data Innovations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Scholars conduct research into a computing innovation of their choice and figure out how it uses data. They prepare brief reports of their research in the second installment of the series.
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Drive it Green

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore and brainstorm innovations for cars with a STEM lesson that asks scholars to weigh different options when considering when buying a car. They research the fuel efficiency and carbon emissions for various options, and then design...
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Make it all Better!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Discover how innovations can help your school and community. In the three-part STEM lesson, scholars learn the meaning of innovation and brainstorm innovations in their schools. They identify issues in their communities and think of...
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The Power of Invention

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Inspire innovation in young learners through a study of important inventions throughout history. The four-lesson unit includes four separate lessons with activities ranging from researching and describing the history of noteworthy...
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Innovating for Social Change

For Students 9th - 12th
Develop an idea to use technology to fix an issue in society. Pupils identify social issues that may be addressed using technology. They find what technologies others used to address the issue and further research one innovation.
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Personal Innovations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here's a resource designed to serve as an introduction to a computer science course. Groups brainstorm an innovation that may improve technology or use technology to solve a problem. The plan guides the teacher through the introduction...
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Blow the Roof Off!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Blow the minds of young scientists with this collection of inquiry-based investigations. Based on a series of eight videos, these "hands-on, minds-on" science lessons engage young learners in exploring a wide range of topics from making...
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Think Outside the Box

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Pupils discover the importance of innovation, adaptability, and continuously seeking opportunities for change and growth, as a leader. 
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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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From Mach-20 Glider to Humming Bird Drone

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" This question guides Regina Dugan's exploration of amazing achievements in science and engineering that push the boundary of impossibility. From robotic hummingbirds and...
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How Farming Planted the Seeds for the Internet

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Is farming the greatest innovation in all of history? Watch as modern technology and advancements are traced back to the invention of farming in the Neolithic Revolution. The video illustrates how agricultural surplus led to division of...
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The DIY: A Hands-On Look at the New Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Upper graders explore the new industrial revolution and how the tech boom in recent years is similar and different to the Industrial Revolution of the past. They watch a video, explore web sites, and discuss what they see. They work...
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Innovation for Good

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Many historical innovations were created for the common good. Get your students ready for life as a critical thinker with this lesson which defines the differences between innovation and invention. They will conduct Internet research,...
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Invention!

For Teachers 6th
Inventions are the focus of this interesting lesson. Pieces of paper are drawn from a hat; each one has the name of a common invention. Individuals research the origin and history of the invention, then present the invention to the class...
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Social Animal

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Similar to the rebirth of knowledge of the Enlightenment and Renaissance periods, David Brooks claims that today, we are developing a revolution in consciousness, exploring the depths of our nature and coming away with a new humanism....
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19th-Century Technology in 21st-Century America

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars imagine life without the technological advances of the 1800's. In this inventions and innovations lesson, students examine patent drawings of inventions. Young scholars collaborate to research the technological...
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Inventions: Third Grade Science

For Teachers 3rd
This inventions PowerPoint includes age-appropriate text and information about what an invention is, the planning process for developing inventions, and common factors of successful inventions.  Several short biographies with text and...
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Concept Structures in Architecture

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students develop a creative building design. In this technology lesson, students create a model of their building using a computer software. They present their final product in class.
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Inventions

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore famous inventors. In this inventions lesson plan, students research the lives of famous inventors and patents. Students work alone or in pairs to come up with a new invention. Students share their inventions with the...
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Innovation of Our Generation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers identify the innovations that have impacted their lives.  In this inventions lesson students write and present a speech on the greatest innovation of their generation.
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Guess What Benjamin Franklin Did!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students research Ben Franklin's inventions. In this invention lesson, students see the relationship between a need and an invention. Students will engage in a class discussion, read a handout, and play a match the invention to its...
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Case Studies of American Innovation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Studnets discover how the Industrial Revolution came to be in the United States. In this technological advancements lesson, students research creations by Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, and Thomas Edison. Students create PowerPoint...
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What Is That Thing?

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Could your class identify an old-fashioned can opener? What about a rotary phone, or a VCR? Learners take a look at several gadgets and devices to infer the name and purpose of each item.
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Timeless Treasures

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research specific cultural and scientific legacies of African, Greek, Roman, Chinese, Arab, and European civilizations.  In this World History lesson plan, 7th graders create a visual presentation of their civilization. ...
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Early Industrialization

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore early industrialization, technology, and invention. In this historical lesson plan, students participate in eleven different activities in order to understand the Industrialization of the United States. Activities...
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The Golden Gate Bridge

For Students 4th - 9th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read and respond to five multiple choice questions about the story. Then they explain in a short answer response why there were people who opposed to the building of the Golden Gate Bridge and why.
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Patent Power

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners study about the patent process and how patents have shaped modern society. They also become a Patent Detective, by investigating some of the patents built into things used every day.
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Muslim Devotion & Innovation

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners examine the Hajj preformed by the Muslims. They discover the five pillars of Islam and the Koran. They examine the major differences between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
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Writing Exercise: The Renaissance II

For Students 6th - 10th
Here is a cross-curricular writing exercise with limited appeal as an engaging or interactive activity. A learning exercise on the Renaissance that has learners responding to 3 simple prompts, each of which can easily lead into deeper...
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Educational Complacency Will Make U.S. Feel the Pain

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the educational system in the United States in reference to the job market and available expertise. In this Current Events lesson, 12th graders read an article and discuss their opinions with the class.
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Space Project: Utilizing Today’s Technology to Take a Look at the Last Thirty Years

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create MySpace posters that reveal information about 20th and 21st century history. In this American history lesson, students research selected years from the 20th and 21st centuries and create MySpace-style posters that feature...
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My Great-Grandmother's Gourd

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders read the book My Great-Grandmother's Gourd and answer short answer questions about the change of culture in the book. In this culture lesson plan, 6th graders discover culture diffusion, invention, and innovation.
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Innovators Card Game

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders discuss innovators and their different techniques.  In this investigative lesson students study innovators, research them and create cards to play a game. 
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Inventions, Innovations, and Exhibitions

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research inventions using the A Living Archives website. In this inventions research lesson, 8th graders discuss the most significant inventions of the past fifty years and classify them into categories. Students research...
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Should Humans Be Cloned?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars explore links on the Internet to collect facts about cloning then prepare an essay on their findings. In this research writing lesson students examine how to include their opinions on what they have found in their research. 
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Get the Picture?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore the movement to design low-cost solutions for the world's population and create a graph to represent the information. In this design and graphing instructional activity, students review the concepts of graphing and visit...
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Invention in a Bag (Grades 3-5)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create invention bags. In this problem solving lesson plan, students use the everyday items given to them in a bag to create inventions that solve problems. Students create marketing products to accompany their inventions.
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Everyday Marvels

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners consider the meaning of innovation and analyze the design of objects. In this object design lesson plan, students examine revolutionary objects and their design. Learners complete discussion activities for objects like...
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Economics Lesson: The Real McCoy

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the origination of the expression "The Real McCoy." In this economics research instructional activity, students read the book The Real McCoy. Students examine Elijah McCoy and his invention of the oil cup and how it...
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Nineteenth-Century Progress

For Students 6th - 8th
In this 19th Century world history worksheet, students answer 11 questions regarding technological and scientific advances of the late 1800s.
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Internet Inventors Scavenger Hunt

For Students 4th - 5th
In this inventors scavenger hunt worksheet, students research 10 different significant inventors known to history. First, they read each question to determine which inventor to search for using the Internet. Then, students write a...
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Historic Earth Science Innovations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the demands or limitations on Earth scientists. In groups, they design and build a model that would be useful to them in the lab or field. They share their model and their ideas behind it to the class and answer any...
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Splendid China

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders gain an appreciation for the traditions and vast contributions of the Chinese culture in this unit of lessons.
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#2 Pencil Innovations: Inventions, Science

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Ask your class to consider a #2 Pencil to show how inventive thinking can be stimulated by making innovations to an everyday object. There is also an interesting extension included that refers to a book about the history of the pencil....
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Innovation of Our Generation

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners brainstorm on the different innovation in their lives today. For this technology lesson, students research one innovation and prepare a speech to convince their classmate to name it the "Innovation of our Generation." They...
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Make It All Better!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners design an innovation that could help their community. In this technology lesson, students identify problems that could be solved by innovation. They present their ideas in class.
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Make It All Better!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students brainstorm ideas to solve a problem. In this technology lesson, students share their ideas to class. They research innovations that could benefit the community.
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New Technologies in America from 1801 to 1861

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students explore technology by analyzing slide-show photographs. In this U.S. innovation lesson plan, students view a PowerPoint presentation of images representing inventions of the 19th century. Students discuss the uses of these...
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain Patents

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders use Mark Twain texts to analyze the author and research the patents he backed during his life. In this Mark Twain lesson, 9th graders view a PowerPoint about King Arthur and discuss questions. Students investigate everyday...
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Migration and Technology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify a technological innovation associated with human migration, either forced or voluntary. They explain how the migration was influenced by technology and how technology influences migration through a written essay.
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The Historical Medical Community: Contributions and Innovations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the internet to research a historical figure or innovation that changed how we view medicine and health. Using the information, they create a biographical poster and shares it with the class. They also write a reflection...
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A Case of Innovation

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students use strategies to comprehend technical writing. They write reports with great detail, supporting material, and clear vocabulary. They incorporate source materials into their speaking and writing and use voice, tone, and style.
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Thank You, Mr. Edison

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students read a letter to Thomas Edison and search for advertisements of the period. They review primary sources and photographs of items made available in the 1920's. They interact on the American Memory Collection website.