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Thomas Edison Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What was the legacy of Thomas Edison? This lesson plan makes use of a fact-filled text lesson to engage students while an activity has them compare Thomas Edison's inventions to modern technology.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • outline the life and work of Thomas Edison
  • list Thomas Edison's most influential inventions

Length

  • 1 to 1.5 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

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