This lesson falls into the second nine weeks of school, after the study of Westward Expansion. This design project will lead to a new unit that focuses on the Industrial Revolution.
Collaborating in small groups, students will research an inventor from the 1800’s using text features. They will decide on one invention to design from that inventor. Students will create a 2D and/or 3D design of that invention, practice, and present their designs during a Wax Museum morning at school for teachers and parents.
How can we use our design skills to show that the Industrial Revolution was furthered by new inventions and technologies?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
- 2D Design Board and 3D model examples from previous school year
- Display board (Tri-fold displays; one per group)
-Other materials borrowed from the visual art classroom
- 5-3 The student will demonstrate an understanding of major domestic and foreign developments that contributed to the United States becoming a world power.
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- De.CR Creating - I can conceive and develop new design ideas and work.
- Grade 3: Speak clearly at an understandable pace, adapting speech to a variety of contexts and tasks; use standard English when indicated or appropriate.
- Grade 1: Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds including consonant blends in spoken words.
- Grade 2: Make predictions before and during reading; confirm or modify thinking.