Visual & Performing Arts
English Language Arts
Domestic and Foreign Developments
Novice High-Creating Design
Reading - Informational Text
Develop design challenge
Meaning and Context-Compare/contrast events in primary/secondary sources
Meaning and Context-Create presentations
Prototype materials, techniques, and processes
- 2D Design Board and 3D model examples from previous school year
- Display board (Tri-fold displays; one per group)
-Other materials borrowed from the visual art classroom
“Inspiring Inventions!” (Design)
This lesson falls into the second nine weeks of school, after the study of Westward Expansion. This design project will lead to a new unit that focuses on the Industrial Revolution.
Collaborating in small groups, students will research an inventor from the 1800’s using text features. They will decide on one invention to design from that inventor. Students will create a 2D and/or 3D design of that invention, practice, and present their designs during a Wax Museum morning at school for teachers and parents.
How can we use our design skills to show that the Industrial Revolution was furthered by new inventions and technologies?