1. Using the Timeline on the websites below, have students identify the inventions between 1830 and 1890.
2. Have each student select one invention and, using the web and/or print resources, research the inventor and the specific invention. The teacher may wish to keep a master list to reduce duplications.
3. Each student will create an artifact (a document, a picture, a model—something to represent the invention).
4. Class presentations will be accompanied by the artifacts.