1. Mr. Edison will discuss his life and his inventions.
2. Students will ask Mr. Edison questions.
3. Mr. Edison will share some slides of his family and inventions.
4. Hank will adapt the program to your unique needs.
5. Students will ask Mr. Fincken what it is like to be Edison and what might be the differences between what Edison said and what the lab notebooks say he did.
The participants will learn something about the invention process, the history of the light system and the communication and entertainment industries. They will know more about the man himself, the times he lived in, and what it took and takes to succeed. Students will also understand that Edison's success was the result of several factors, including hard work, luck, working with the right people, and being at the right place at the right time. They will also learn how history gets rewritten to fit the needs of later generations.
NA-T.K-4.1 SCRIPT WRITING BY PLANNING AND RECORDING IMPROVISATIONS BASED ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND HERITAGE, IMAGINATION, LITERATURE, AND HISTORY
· Students improvise dialogue to tell stories, and formalize improvisations by writing or recording the dialogue
NA-T.K-4.2 ACTING BY ASSUMING ROLES AND INTERACTING IN IMPROVISATIONS
· Students imagine and clearly describe characters, their relationships, and their environments
· Students assume roles that exhibit concentration and contribute to the action of classroom dramatizations based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
NA-T.5-8.2 ACTING BY ASSUMING ROLES AND INTERACTING IN IMPROVISATIONS
· Students analyze descriptions, dialogue, and actions to discover, articulate, and justify character motivation and invent character behaviors based on the observation of interactions, ethical choices, and emotional responses of people
· Students demonstrate acting skills (such as sensory recall, concentration, breath control, diction, body alignment, control of isolated body parts) to develop characterizations that suggest artistic choices
· Students in an ensemble, interact as the invented characters
NL-ENG.K-12.4 COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes
ENG.K-12.6 APPLYING KNOWLEDGE
Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.
NL-ENG.K-12.8 DEVELOPING RESEARCH SKILLS Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
NL-ENG.K-12.9 MULTICULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.
SS.5.4.3 Trace the development of technology and major inventions on business productivity during the early development of the United States.
SS.6.5.9 Identify examples of inventions and technological innovations that have brought about cultural change in Europe and the Americas, and examine their impact. Example: Innovations in communications, such as computer technology, help to spread information and ideas very rapidly. One result may be an increase in the rate of cultural change.
SS.7.5.5 Examine the impact of cultural change brought about by technological inventions and innovations in the past and present. Example: Trace the technology of paper making from its origins in China in about 100 C.E., to its spread to the Middle East, Africa, and Europe in the Middle Ages, and speculate about its possible impact.
SS.8.4.4 Identify and explain how new inventions increased productivity in manufacturing and agriculture in the eighteenth and nineteenth century.
SS.8.4.9 Relate technological change and inventions to changes in labor productivity in the United States. Example: The cotton gin increased labor productivity in the early nineteenth century.
SS.SOC.6.2 Examine various social influences that can lead to immediate and long-term changes. Examples: natural and man-made disasters, spatial movement of people, technology, urbanization, industrialization; immigration, wars, challenge to authority, laws, diffusion of cultural traits, discrimination, discoveries and inventions, and scientific exploration.
SS.SOC.6.8 Trace the development of the use of a specific type of technology in the community.
S.3.1.6 Give examples of how tools, such as automobiles, computers, and electric motors, have affected the way we live
S.4.1.7 Recognize and explain that any invention may lead to other inventions
S.6.3.17 Recognize and describe that energy is a property of many objects and is associated with heat, light, electricity, mechanical motion and sound.