Eighth Graders Present Their Industrial Revolution Projects

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Eighth graders in Ms. Farmer's Social Studies class completed a five-week project on the second industrial revolution.  Each student chose an invention from the late 1800s and early 1900s.  They researched the inventor and listed ten facts about them. They also had to include an MLA citation.  In addition, students had to write an essay to explain how their invention impacted society at that time, through the years, and how it is used today.  Students also had to create a posterboard and include a creative piece to share with the class. Each student presented to their classmates.
 
Some projects included how the video camera impacted society, how the sewing machine shaped fashion design, how the cash register impacted store owners and consumers, the Model-T car, record player, the first Monopoly game, and more. A student even created a working traffic light and explained how controlling traffic impacted society. All projects are displayed in the school library. Click to enlarge pictures!