Monthly Archives: January 2012

Research three inventors and create a data set on each one.

ON YOUR OWN:

Watch this video about American inventors.

Learn about inventors.

Watch this movie about Thomas Edison and take the quizzes.

You can read more about Edison here.

Watch these early films made by Edison.

Watch this movie about transportation inventions.

Here's a picture of the Wright Brothers' first plane.

Play the Wright Brothers game.

Alexander Graham Bell: Early recordings played is a neat interactive from The Associated Press.

Read and answer the questions about Alexander Graham Bell.

Look at these Wright Brothers pictures.

Read and answer the questions about Thomas Edison.

WITH A PARTNER:

Copy and paste this cloze about the Wright Brothers on your Posterous blog and complete it.

Look through this invention timeline. Please write down three questions you have about one or more of the inventions.

Watch this Alexander Graham Bell movie.

Interactive Experiments

SPANISH-LANGUAGE PREVIEW:

WITH A PARTNER:

Complete this assignment on the U.S. becoming a World Power. Get the code from Mr. Ferlazzo.

Click on "Spanish American War" and watch the movie. Then "enter the exhibit."

Read about the purchase of Alaska.

Read about the Spanish-American War.

ON YOUR OWN:

Watch The World 1890.  Be sure to click on the lower left hand corner so you can see the words as they are spoken.

Watch all the videos on this page.

Gold Rush Video

Gold Rush Video

Learn about the Wounded Knee Massacre.

ON YOUR OWN:

Learn about Western Railroads.

Travel the Transcontinental Railroad.

Watch this video

Read about Chinese Tongs and watch the video.

Learn about cattle drives. Be sure to click on the lower left hand corner so you can see the words as they are spoken.

Watch all the videos on this page.

Play this game about Westward expansion.

Learn about Western Native American Lands.

Look at the reduction of Native American lands on this map.

Look at these images of the West.

Build a Sod House.

Watch and read about the movement of the American population. Be sure to click on the lower right corner so you can see the words that are being spoken.

WITH A PARTNER:

Read The Reasons For Westward Expansion.

Complete these clozes.

Here is a picture of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Try The Race To Utah!

Click on this link and wait for Mr. Ferlazzo to give instructions.

Read about Chinese workers on the railroad and answer the question on your website.

SPANISH LANGUAGE PREVIEW:

Take notes in at least two categories: Construction of Railroads and Impact of Railroads