Showing posts with label industrial revolution. Show all posts
Showing posts with label industrial revolution. Show all posts

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Music Video History of Industrial Development

Allan Sherman was a comedic/ parody song writer (he was Weird Al before Weird Al) who in the 60's released Good Advice. This morning my Uncle Bob posted a Good Advice music video on his Facebook page. The video and song provide a fun history of American industrial development. Enjoy.


Applications for Education
While not deep in content, this video could be a fun way to introduce or review a lesson on American industrial development in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. 

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Designs for Democracy

Designs for Democracy is an online exhibit created by the National Archives and Records Administration. The exhibit features drawings, sketches, and pictures that demonstrate the creativity and ingenuity of Americans through history. The exhibit is divided into three sections tracing the development of the United States from its early beginnings through the 20th Century. Each of the three sections contains images in the categories of symbolism, improvements, science and technology, and artistic expression.

Applications for Education
Designs for Democracy
is a good place to find images that can be used as the basis for classroom conversations or VoiceThread projects. For example, you could use the drawings from a sewing machine patent application to start a conversation about the Industrial Revolution.