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25c. Inventors and Inventions
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A nation becomes great because of great people. Often the people that make the greatest impact on progress are not national leaders, but brilliant men and women of ideas. A handful of individuals developed inventions in the first half of the nineteenth century that, not only had a direct impact on everyone's lives, but also affected the destiny of the American nation.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
12/03/2014
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Creative Inventions - English Template, Intermediate Low
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Students will use their imaginations to create inventions and describe their usage to their classmates in the target language. Students will describe preferences and use reasoning to support their argument as to why their invention should be developed.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
12/10/2019
Development of Inventions and Creative Ideas, Spring 2008
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Role of the engineer as patent expert and as technical witness in court and patent interference and related proceedings. Rights and obligations of engineers in connection with educational institutions, government, and large and small businesses. Various manners of transplanting inventions into business operations, including development of New England and other US electronics and biotech industries and their different types of institutions. American systems of incentive to creativity apart from the patent laws in the atomic energy and space fields. For graduate students only; others see 6.901.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rines, Robert
Date Added:
01/01/2008
Drawing of a Raft 02/14/1818
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On February 14, 1818, David Gordon received a patent for his raft design. When a patent is granted, it excludes others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention. This drawing accompanied Gordon’s application.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
Provider Set:
National Archive Experience DocsTeach
Date Added:
02/14/1818
F.H. Holton Vehicle Tire
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I am starting the 1920's next week and plan to use a series of images from the USPTO website showing filed patents between 1865-1930. I plan to hange these on the wall as a gallery walk activity to solicit students observations and reflections from the following questions.

How is technology changing in America?
What do the patent numbers and dates indicate about the pace of progress?
This will serve as a summary to the rapid and unrelenting industrialization and technilogical progress which occurred in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The 1920's reflect the final frenzy of progress before the halting collapse of industrial production associated with the Great Depression. Purpose will be both a review and preview activity.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Date Added:
09/15/2017
Introduction to Sociology 2e
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Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, which are supported by a wealth of engaging learning materials. The textbook presents detailed section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition retains the book’s conceptual organization, aligning to most courses, and has been significantly updated to reflect the latest research and provide examples most relevant to today’s students. In order to help instructors transition to the revised version, the 2e changes are described within the preface.

Subject:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
02/01/2012
Introduction to Sociology 2e, Culture, Pop Culture, Subculture, and Cultural Change
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Discuss the roles of both high culture and pop culture within societyDifferentiate between subculture and countercultureExplain the role of innovation, invention, and discovery in cultureUnderstand the role of cultural lag and globalization in cultural change

Subject:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Invenciones creativas/Creative Inventions - Spanish Intermediate Low
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Students will use their imaginations to create inventions and describe their usage to their classmates in the target language. Students will describe preferences and use reasoning to support their argument as to why their invention should be developed.

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Abby Cain
Alejandra Garcia
Sue Juarez
Mardy Morales
Alesandra DiMatteo
Ismenia Gallegos
Borja Aguilera
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
11/19/2019
Kid Inventor: Tennis Ball Picker-Upper
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Tired of bending down to pick up those runaway tennis balls? Leang can help you out with his handy invention in this video segment from ZOOM. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
01/22/2004
Leonardo's Machines
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This Science NetLinks lesson will highlight some of Leonardo da Vinci's futuristic inventions, introducing the elements of machines. Through the use of student interactives, this lesson provides an interesting context in which students can begin to develop their ideas about the uniqueness of humans in the natural world.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
AAAS
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
Date Added:
03/06/2007
Principles of Engineering Practice, Spring 2010
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This class introduces students to the interdisciplinary nature of 21st-century engineering projects with three threads of learning: a technical toolkit, a social science toolkit, and a methodology for problem-based learning. Students encounter the social, political, economic, and technological challenges of engineering practice by participating in real engineering projects with faculty and industry; this semester's major project focuses on the engineering and economics of solar cells. Student teams will create prototypes and mixed media reports with exercises in project planning, analysis, design, optimization, demonstration, reporting and team building.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kimerling, L. C.
Kimerling, Lionel C.
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Project Based Learning and Consideration for Selecting Primary Sources
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Engage participants to practice the selection process by applying considerations to a set of primary sources and identify key considerations that apply in their own instructional settings.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Trey Smith
Date Added:
05/22/2017
Sustainability: Taking Care of Earth Together
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Taking Care of Earth Together allows students to explore pressing issues that relate to our shared responsibility to care for the environment for future generations, using picture books, spoken and multimodal texts, plays, poetry and songs. Unit elements include an overview, description of focus, teaching and learning activities, and links to the Australian Curriculum. A unit of work from a collection of online units with supporting resources for teachers. The unit explores the global citizenship topic of sustainability through the Australian Curriculum: English, and strands of language and literature, applied to a range of texts and text types.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Reading
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
World Vision Australia
Provider Set:
Global Words
Author:
Beveridge, Lorraine
Date Added:
04/03/2012
US Patent and Trademark Kids Pages
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This site invites kids to learn about inventors and intellectual property -- patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Kids can take a patent trivia quiz, read fun facts, and learn how to apply for a patent for their own inventions.

Subject:
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Date Added:
02/11/2000