Lesson Plan

Find the history of an invention within the past ten years.

Explore an invention developed within the past ten years.
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New World High School
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Students will be able to research print and non-print sources to find information about the invention selected.  

Students will answer the following  questions: Who invented the product?  What year was it created?  What is the purpose of the product/invention?  What is the demand for the 

product?  Who is the audience for this invention/product?  Explain the production of the invention.   Is it still in use today?

Students will use the following resources:

Novel databases: Grolier and World Book  and  online periodicals

Print-books about the invention



English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 6 - 8
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1 Hook-Show video from Discovery Education and PBS on iPhones.

To introduce students to recent invention (iPhone) to create interest in this topic.

Show video from Discover Science.  

Students will work in groups to discuss guided questions.