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Showing Grade 8, Unit 12e, Inventors and Inventions
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Around the World in 1890: Photographs from the Transportation Commission

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wtc/wtchome.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a searchable library of all amzing photos showing modes and methods of transportation from the late 19th century. See everything from a rickshaw to railroad. Standard 1.4.2, and 8.12.9

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 304

How We Made the First Flight

http://www.aero-web.org/history/wright/wright.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Read these fascinating pages from Orville Wright's own notebooks about the early days of the airplane and flight in America. Standard 8.12.9

Comments: Reading Wright's original words and seeing photos from the National Archives is awesome.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1649

Industrial Revolution: Modern History Sourcebook

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook14.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This website links to primary sources related to the Industrial Revoltuion that have been reviewed and selected by Peter Halsall from Fordham University. Included are sources related to engineering improvements, social and political effects of industry, and literary responses to these effects. Standards 8.12.4, 8.12.5, 8.12.6, 8.12.9, 10.3.1, 10.3.2, 10.3.3, and 10.3.4

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3747

Inventors and Inventions

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Search for inventors and inventions by name, historical era, country, or field. Under A you will find everything from adhesive tape to Archimedes with a working level demontrated. Each entry is a brief encyclopedic description, many enhanced by pictures. Standards 2.5, 7.10.1, and 8.12.9

Comments: This site was written for young children but people of all ages will find it fascinating. It is a good place for older students to begin resarch. It is weak on astronomy information since it leans more toward science and industry.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1763

Part I: Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of Thomas Alva Edison

http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound/stories/990129.stories.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is a sound recording of a short radio play about Thomas Edison. The sounds in the story range from the first ever recorded words to diamond discs cut in 1927. Some of these archival artifacts are worn by time and play. But listen and you will hear some of the oldest sound recordings that exist. Standards 2.5, 8.12.9, 10.3.2, and 11.5.6

Comments: You will need Real Audio to hear the recordings.

Resource Type: Sound or Music.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2410

Part II: Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of Thomas Alva Edison

http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound/stories/990205.stories.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is a sound recording of the second part of a short radio play about Thomas Edison. The sounds in the story range from the first ever recorded words to diamond discs cut in 1927. Some of these archival artifacts are worn by time and play. But listen and you will hear some of the oldest sound recordings that exist anywhere. Standards 2.5, 8.12.9, 10.3.2, and 11.5.6

Comments: You need Read Audio to hear the recordings at this site.

Resource Type: Sound or Music.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2411

Transatlantic Cable Communications

http://collections.ic.gc.ca/cable/intro.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Telecommunications is the process of communicating over a long distance. Most modern forms of telecommunications involve sending a signal of electrical, electromagnetic or optical energy from one location to another via telephone or television. Electrical telecommunications began with the invention of the telegraph. The telegraph enabled detailed messages to be sent instantaneously between two locations. Learn about the science and history of the telegraph and the cable that allowed people to communicate instantly across an ocean. Standards 8.12.9 and 10.3.2

Comments: This Canadian site reminds us that other Americans played a critical role in the expansion of global communications technology. The maps add an important visual argument for why this occurred.

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 3192

Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company and Museum

http://www.wright-brothers.org

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Fly away to this museum that covers the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the invention of the airplane, and man's first flights. Try hands-on aviation adventures or virtual expeditions, check out some of the Wright brothers' early models and much more. Standards 8.12.9 and 10.3.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3551

Alexander Graham Bell

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/bellhtml/bellhome.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This American Memory site from the Library of Congress has drawings of Alexander Graham Bell's inventions, a short biography, and a timeline. Standard 8.12.9

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 139

Edisonian

http://www.edisonian.com/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Virtual Museum by Aaron Brackett is not yet complete but has lots of primary source pictures of Edison's inventions, especially the light bulb. Standards 8.12.9 10.3.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1038

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