In this lesson you will be teaching your students about Thomas Edison and his contributions to modern life and society. This lesson focuses on his inventions and how they have influenced us today. It also spends a little time on how Edison is an inspiring historical figure because he overcame disadvantages and he lived by the idea that failure was a good part of success and to never give up. There is a book, Thomas Edison for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities (For Kids series), which has simple experiments for kids to do based on Edison’s inventions. If you have the time, using this resource to do some hands on activities would be a great addition to this lesson.
If you are using this lesson for home school students, you may want your student to research a few different inventions by Edison and make a visual presentation to display what he or she has learned in this unit.
Thomas Edison Lesson Plan Includes:
- Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
- Instructional Content Pages about Thomas Edison
- Hands-on homework activities
- Answer Keys
- Common Core State Standards
- Many Additional Links and Resources
- Built for Grades 3-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
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