Inventions of the Industrial Revolution Submitted by: Deborah Shindell/Mike Satow
Subject – Famous Inventions of the Industrial Revolution Skills Taught: Writing – Expository writing, editing and revising, creating introductory and concluding paragraphs Use or grade 6 expository essay rubric
Research - Note taking using books and Internet, using a graphic organizer
Computer – Typing, creating headers, adding photographs to documents,
Internet searches using NetTrekker, editing/revising works in progress, citing resources using Secondary Citation Maker website, WordArt, centering print vertically and horizontally, page breaks
Grade Level – 6
Students will research an invention of the Industrial Revolution in order to create an expository writing paper containing an introductory paragraph, three to five factual paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph.
Students will learn how to type, edit/revise, and create a published writing piece containing a cover page, heading, set page margins and a work-cited page.
Students will learn how to create citations for their resources in proper MLA format.
Objectives: Through Internet and library research, students will research and take notes using a graphic organizer about an invention created during the Industrial Revolution. They will write an expository essay that will be typed, edited and revised, spell-checked, and subsequently published containing properly formatted resource citations. Time Frame: Approximately 6 50-minute classes for research, writing, editing and revising, and publishing Procedure: Activity 1 (1 class session): Using the attached document that contains inventions developed during the Industrial Revolution with links to websites, students will select an invention and begin taking notes within the attached graphic organizer. Activity 2 (2 class sessions): Students will continue collecting information and entering it into their graphic organizer. Students who have completed the information collection process may start to write their essay. These students may start composing their essay directly onto a Word document on the computer and can save/print their typed work for editing, revision and completion in class via handwriting. Other students may compose their essay in their classroom or for homework after finishing their research. Activity 3 (1 class session): Students will use computers to type up their handwritten or computer-written essays. Essays will be spell-checked, printed and edited by the teacher for grammar, content, style and format. Activity 4 (1 class session): Computer teacher will demonstrate creation of a cover page using WordArt, insertion of a picture, centering and vertical printing, and creation of a header for their essay. Activity 5 (1 class session): Computer teacher will demonstrate the website CitationMaker for creation of an alphabetized, properly formatted MLA work cited page, and page breaking.
Inventions of the Industrial Revolution Lesson Choose an invention from the following website to create an essay about the invention:
Inventions and Inventors of the Nineteenth Century
http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/topicsub19.htm?pid=2821&cob=home Industrial Revolution Era Inventions 1800 - 1899
Frenchmen, J.M. Jacquard invents the Jacquard Loom.
Count Alessandro Volta invents the battery
Freidrich Winzer (Winsor) was the first person to patent gas lighting.
Richard Trevithick, an English mining engineer, developed the first steam-powered locomotive. Unfortunately, the machine was too heavy and broke the very rails it was traveling on.
Humphry Davy invents the first electric light - the first arc lamp.
German, Frederick Koenig invents an improved printing press.
Peter Durand invents the tin can.
George Stephenson designs the first steam locomotive.
The first plastic surgery is performed in England.
German, Joseph von Fraunhofer invents the spectrocope for the chemical analysis of glowing objects.
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce was the first person to take a photograph. He took the picture by setting up a machine called the camera obscura in the window of his home in France. It took eight hours for the camera to take the picture.
Humphry Davy invents the miner's lamp.
Samuel Fahnestock patents a "soda fountain".
René Laënnec invents the stethoscope.
Mackintosh (raincoat) invented by Charles Mackintosh of Scotland.
Professor Michael Faraday invents the first toy balloon.
Dr. William Morton, a Massachusetts dentist, is the first to use anesthesia for tooth extraction.
Hungarian, Ignaz Semmelweis invents antisceptics.
Waldo Hanchett patents the dental chair.
Walter Hunt invents the safety pin.
Joel Houghton was granted the first dishwasher patent in 1850. The machine was made of wood and required you to hand-turn a wheel that caused water to splash on the dishes. Houghton's machine barely worked. The first practical dishwasher was invented by a woman named Josephine Cochran in 1886. Dishwashers, however, did not begin appearing in homes until the 1950s.
Isaac Singer invents a sewing machine.
Jean Bernard Léon Foucault invents a gyroscope.
Henri Giffard builds an airship powered by the first aircraft engine - unsuccessful design.
George Cayley invents a manned glider.
John Tyndall demonstrates the principles of fiber optics.