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Alexander Graham Bell Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students about Alexander Graham Bell. Students will read an informational text and discuss aspects of the inventor's life, inspiration, and innovations. After asking and answering questions, students apply concepts to an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • discuss aspects of Alexander Graham Bell's life and work
  • explain Bell's impact on history and modern innovation
  • ask and answer questions about Bell

Length

1 hour

Materials

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3

Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.3

Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.10

By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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