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Lesson Plan: Christopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for the first practical typewriter

Lesson Details

Subject: History

Grade level: High School

Duration: 1 hour

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the history of the typewriter and its inventor, Christopher Latham Sholes
  • Understand the impact of the typewriter on society and communication
  • Can do a research project on the typewriter and its impact

Methodology

This lesson will be taught through a combination of lecture, discussion, and research. Students will be introduced to the history of the typewriter and its inventor, Christopher Latham Sholes, through a lecture and class discussion. They will then be given a research project to complete on the typewriter and its impact on society and communication.

Resources/Materials

  • Textbook: The History of the Typewriter
  • Online articles about Christopher Latham Sholes and the typewriter
  • Computers for research

Activities

  1. Introduction to the history of the typewriter and its inventor, Christopher Latham Sholes, through a lecture and class discussion.
  2. Research project on the typewriter and its impact on society and communication.
  3. Presentation of research projects to the class.

Assessment

Students will be assessed on their participation in class discussion, completion of the research project, and presentation of their findings to the class.

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