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PBS

Alexander Graham Bell: Scientist, Inventor, and Teacher

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Hello? Hello? Scholars investigate the impact Alexander Graham Bell's telephone had on the American landscape. Using drawings, video clips, and primary sources, the mind of the inventor comes to light as pupils dream of new inventions to...
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Interactive
DocsTeach

Patent Analysis: Alexander Graham Bell's Telephone

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Believe it or not, the plugs and wires on Alexander Graham Bell's patent application for telegraph improvements has a direct connection to devices today. Young historians examine the fine details of the patent application. After they...
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Interactive
Mr. Nussbaum

Alexander Graham Bell

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
An interactive practice challenges scholars to read an informational text then answer nine questions. The topic of the text is Alexander Graham Bell. Questions are a mix of multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank.
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Worksheet
Read Works

Famous Inventors Alexander Graham Bell: You Rang?

For Students 3rd Standards
Scholars read a brief informational text about the famous inventor, Alexander Graham Bell and his invention of the telephone, then show what they know by way of eight questions—six multiple choice and two short answer. 
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Alexander Graham Bell

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Study the features of nonfiction text with a set of comprehension and analysis materials. Readers learn about Alexander Graham Bell with questions about the text, writing prompts, and proofreading activities.
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Curated OER

Sound Ideas

For Teachers 3rd
Complete a unit of lessons on hearing and sound. Learners conduct sound experiments, research the history of the telephone and scientific contributions of Alexander Graham Bell, and create a model of the human ear.
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Core Knowledge Foundation

Light and Sound Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Light and sound are the running themes of a read-aloud anthology. Over three weeks, third graders listen to discuss readings in preparation for completing extension activities. Pupils work through the writing process to compose an...
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Activity
Crayola

Can You Hear Me?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Research the life of Alexander Graham Bell in groups, identifying the challenges Alexander Graham Bell faced before he invented the telephone. To end the lesson plan, use construction paper to make models of an old fashioned telephone.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Sound Extenders

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learn about communication engineers. Students observe a demonstration using a slinky of how to diminish sound with distance. They also learn about Alexander Graham Bell and his invention of the telephone.
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Activity
Education World

Every-Day Edit: Alexander Graham Bell

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing instructional activity, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Alexander Graham Bell. The 10 errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Alexander Graham Bell

For Students 4th - 6th
For this Alexander Graham Bell worksheet, learners review and discuss a set of key terms associated with Alexander Graham Bell and then locate and circle each term in a word search puzzle.
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Interactive
Curated OER

American Inventors

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this nineteenth-century American inventors online interactive worksheet, students read paragraphs about Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Graham Bell and their inventions and answer comprehensive questions. Students...
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Curated OER

Go Fly a ( Tetrehedral) Kite!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the tetrahedral kites invented by Alexander Graham Bell. In this components of flight lesson, students examine the kites made by Bell and his team. Students create their own kite and add them together as a class to...
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Curated OER

Alexander Graham Bell's Patent for the Telephone and Thomas Edison's Patent for the Electric Lamp

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read a short biographical account about Bell and student B about Edison. Ask each pair to exchange information and determine what qualities these inventors shared. Ask students if they think all inventors share these...
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Middle Tennessee State University

The Invention of the Telephone

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
All of the people in your class would agree that life would be different without the invention of the telephone! Study Alexander Graham Bell's most famous and influential invention through the primary source document of his sketch of the...
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Curated OER

Alexander Graham Bell: Voice of Invention

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Pupils watch a Biography episode about Alexander Graham Bell -- his remarkable inventions, family life, and the individuals who influenced his work.
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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Lesson 3: What Makes Attitudes Towards Education Change over Time?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The struggle for women's rights is not unique to this generation, or even to the 20th century. Class members explore the conflicting opinions of Alexander Graham Bell and his wife, Mabel Hubbard Bell, regarding women's pursuits of higher...
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PPT
Curated OER

The Incorporation of America

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The incorporation and industrialization of America is covered in this image-rich slide show. While text is limited, there is no shortage of great images showing the progression and causes of American Industrialization. Perfect...
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PPT
Curated OER

Nineteenth Century Progress

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Highlight some of the major players and progressive inventions that shaped the latter half of the 19th century. From Thomas Edison to Vaudeville, this outline of pop and tech culture provides an American cultural context. Note: Use this...
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PPT
Curated OER

Famous Victorians

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Who were the Victorians? They were people who lived and made public contributions during the Victorian Age. First the class learns a bit about several famous Victorians, then they complete a series of activities using their text. They...
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Printables
Curated OER

Invention

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this writing activity, students see an untitled picture of Alexander Graham Bell's first telephone. Students write on the lines below the picture. This could be a story starter for an inventions story.
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PPT
Curated OER

Famous People in History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This is an introduction intended for grades 6-8 that focuses on famous people. It begins by asking learners to think about what makes a person famous. It shows various individuals in recent decades that have been considered famous, then...
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Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: GREAT TO COMMUNICATE

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Humans love to communicate and they do it in so many different ways. The class investigates how people have used new inventions and technological innovations to communicate. They are divided into groups of three or four and given the...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Great Moments, Great Messages

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this telephone worksheet, students read about Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the telephone. Students write a great message and then write a speech about an invention they created that will change lives. Students then read...

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