Lesson

“Inspiring Inventions!” (Design)

Lesson Overview

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.

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

How can we use our design skills to show that the Industrial Revolution was furthered by new inventions and technologies?

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

5

Social Studies

- 2D Design Board and 3D model examples from previous school year
- Display board (Tri-fold displays; one per group)
-Markers
-Construction paper
-Glue
-Craft tape
-Index cards
-Cardstock
-Scissors
-Other materials borrowed from the visual art classroom

 

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Lesson Created By: HeatherPence

Lesson Partners: ABC (Arts in Basic Curriculum)