Breakthrough Inventions: A Closer Look at Inventions That Changed Our World

This Breakthrough Inventions: A Closer Look at Inventions That Changed Our World unit plan also includes:

With great technology comes great responsibility. Scholars learn about inventions that have had a huge impact on society, including cars, cameras, televisions, the printing press, the radio, computers, light bulbs, and signals communication technology. For each invention, they research how it works, consider its uses, and participate in a hands-on activity.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Design a cross-curricular unit on inventions in grade-level teams
Classroom Considerations
  • While the lessons are designed for use with books from Crabtree Publishing, access to the books is not absolutely necessary
  • Each activity can be conducted separately from the others
Pros
  • Includes student handouts for the lessons
  • Provides suggestions for accommodations and extensions
Cons
  • None