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1 Web Quest: How Early American Inventors Helped In Shaping Our Country Ben Franklin Eli Whitney Thomas Edison

2 Lesson Objectives SWBAT: Analyze primary sources with provided techniques to understand the impacts of early American inventors on today’s society. Use SEA worksheets, NARA worksheets, and Venn diagrams to analyze primary sources. Create a timeline showing the life and importance of the inventions of the inventors covered in this lesson.

3 Introduction Throughout American history there have been individuals that have, either by intention or accident, impacted the formation of and future events of the United States. In this lesson we will journey through history starting with our local boy Ben Franklin and ending with a Jersey boy, Thomas Edison. Technology evolves like living things do so we will look at the beginning a see if we can figure out where that invention is impacting us today. I hope you are ready for an exciting and informative journey, here we go.

4 Benjamin Franklin Day 1 –Log on to Edmodo Download the KWL for Ben Franklin First fill in the K and W with your computer partner Download the Venn diagram worksheet for comparing the sheet music and audio of the Glass Armonica Finish by filling in the L of your KWL worksheet –Make sure to focus on how Ben’s diplomacy the invention of the glass armonica impacted the formation of the United States.

5 Benjamin Franklin Click on the links below and find out who he is: herohistory/ben_herohist ory.htmhttp://www.imahero.com/ herohistory/ben_herohist ory.htm war.net/benjamin- franklin.htmlhttp://www.revolutionary- war.net/benjamin- franklin.html Click on the sheet music to go to the website to analyze the sheet music created by Mozart for the Glass Armonica. Use your Venn Diagram Click on the picture of the man playing the Glass Armonica to go to a website to see a video of him playing the instrument. Choose the sixth video. Click on the picture of Mozart to listen to and analyze the audio of the music he composed for the Glass Armonica. Use your Venn Diagram

6 Benjamin Franklin Complete all required documents and submit them via the assignment section of Edmodo Tomorrow we will continue our journey through United States invention history with Mr. Eli Whitney.

7 Eli Whitney Day 2 –Log on to Edmodo Download the KWL for Eli Whitney First fill in the K and W with your computer partner Download the NARA written document worksheet and the SEA compare worksheet, and complete them for the items indicated on the next slide. Finish by filling in the L of your KWL worksheet –Make sure to focus on how the cotton gin and interchangeable parts impacted the development of the United States.

8 Eli Whitney Click on this list and find out who he is: –http://www.history.com /topics/cotton-gin-and- eli-whitneyhttp://www.history.com /topics/cotton-gin-and- eli-whitney –http://www.history.com /topics/interchangeabl e-partshttp://www.history.com /topics/interchangeabl e-parts Click on the map of Eli Whitney’s Armory where he invented the idea of interchangeable parts. Use the SEA compare worksheet, this is article 1. Click on the picture of the slaves using the Cotton Gin to go to the data needed to complete the NARA written document worksheet. Click on the picture of the interchangeable parts for a musket. Use the SEA compare worksheet, this is article 2.

9 Eli Whitney Complete all required documents and submit them via the assignment section of Edmodo Tomorrow we will continue our journey through United States invention history with Mr. Thomas Edison.

10 Thomas Edison Day 3 –Log on to Edmodo Download the KWL for Thomas Edison First fill in the K and W with your computer partner Download the NARA worksheets for audio and video Finish by filling in the L of your KWL worksheet –Make sure to focus on how the invention of the phonograph and light bulb impacted the future of the United States.

11 Thomas Edison Click on this picture and find out who he is: Click on the picture of Edison to watch a video about his quest to invent the light bulb. Use the NARA worksheet for video to analyze it. Click on the picture of the phonograph to listen to a recording made with the invention. Use the NARA worksheet for audio to analyze the recording. Click on the listen in wav format link.

12 Thomas Edison Complete all required documents and submit them via the assignment section of Edmodo Tomorrow we will finish our journey through United States invention history by creating a timeline.

13 Time Line Activity Day 4 –Log on to Edmodo Use all the information you gathered over the last 3 days to create a timeline. –It should begin with Benjamin Franklin and end with the present. –It should include the inventors birth and death. –It should include the date of the invention illustrated during this lesson and the future events it helped to bring about (your interpretation). –It maybe physical or digital (your choice) –It is due by the end of the period, GO!

14 Timeline Rubric _____/10 ContentTimeline includes 3 inventor with birth, death, inventions covered in the web- quest, and the major impacts of those inventions. Timeline includes 2 inventor with birth, death, inventions covered in the web- quest, and the major impacts of those inventions. Timeline includes 1 inventor with birth, death, inventions covered in the web- quest, and the major impacts of those inventions. No inventor included on the timeline _____/10 Aesthetic value Timeline is neat and legible with colors coded per inventor. Timeline is neat and legible with no colors coded per inventor. Timeline is sloppy and illegible with colors coded per inventor. Sloppy, no color, illegible _____/10 Mechanics there were no grammar or spelling errors there are 2 grammar or spelling errors There were no more then 5 grammar or spelling errors there are more then 5 grammar or spelling errors _____/30

15 Wrapping Up Make sure to turn in your timeline to Edmodo if it is digital or the basket on the work table in the front of the room. I hope you enjoyed the journey through our Early American Inventions, remember “the inventions of the past, inspire the innovations of today”. Be inspired! Go invent!

16 Bibliography "Arms Production | The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop." Arms Production | The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov Avino, Mark. Thomas Edison. Digital image. Smithsonian Institute Archives. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Nov Brodsky Schur, Joan. "Teaching With Documents: Eli Whitney's Patent for the Cotton Gin."National Archives. The National Achieves and Records Addministration, n.d. Web. 3 Nov "Congress Sees the Light over Bulb Ban." Boston Herald. N.p., 18 Dec Web. 03 Nov Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Performed on the Glass Armonica. Perf. William Zeitler.YouTube. William Zeitler, 6 Feb Web. 03 Nov Mozart - Adagio in C for "Edison Biography." Edison Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov "Eli Whitney Armory, West of Whitney Avenue, Armory Street Vicinity, Hamden, New Haven County, CT. " Eli Whitney Armory, West of Whitney Avenue, Armory Street Vicinity, Hamden, New Haven County, CT. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov Glass Harmonica, K. 356 / K. 617a. By Wolfgang A. Mozart. About Mozart HQ, 1 May Web. 3 Nov "Search for Sheet Music." Adagio in C Major (For the Glass Harmonica or Musical Glasses) Sheet Music. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov "Photos and Videos." 1845 Reproduction of Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin Patent Model, Patent Issued N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov Sousa, J. P. "The Stars and Stripes Forever March." Rec. 13 Dec The Stars and Stripes Forever March. Imperial Marimba Band. Edison Company, The Library of Congress. Web. 3 Nov "Thomas Alva Edison Video." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 03 Nov


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