Looking for a fun and interactive way to have students learn for themselves about 18th and 19th century American inventions? I created this project to serve as an antidote to the incredibly boring sections that every American history textbook seems to have, devoted to important inventions like the spinning jenny, John Deere tractor, automatic thresher, locomotive, etc. Rather than listening to a lecture or reading a section in the book, in this project students will pick an invention, research it, and create a poster displaying their learning. The project will get them thinking not only about how inventions changed life in the past, but how those inventions have morphed over time and how they continue to affect our world today. This project comes complete with instructions and a sign up sheet.