Industrial Revolution Inventors - Research Project with Rubric - This Industrial Revolution 8 page resource includes a research project for the famous inventors of the Industrial Revolution. The resource requires students to complete research on a chosen inventor from the Industrial Revolution in relation to his history and significance and then to create a display to show their research.
The resource includes a student handout that details the expectations of the project and how it can best be completed. As well, it contains a list of 13 different inventors that can be researched from the Industrial Revolution, thereby allowing enough topics for a large class.
Next, the resource includes a research organizer for students (or small groups) to use when completing their research for their chosen inventor from the Industrial Revolution. It contains boxes with titles of information for students to complete before they begin creating their project.
As well, the resource includes a marking rubric for the teacher to use when assessing the completed projects. The rubric is also a powerful tool to provide to students as they complete their projects and for use with self-assessment or peer assessment.
As a concluding activity this Industrial Revolution project includes a writing assignment and rubric in which students argue in favor of one of the inventors of the Industrial Revolution as the most innovative and significant.
Finally, the resource includes a two page teacher guide that provides step-by-step instructions on how to carry out the Industrial Revolution Inventors Research Project. As well, it details opportunities for differentiation, online research sources for students and how the project can be used to enhance collaboration among students.
This is an excellent tool when learning about the Industrial Revolution and the specific inventors associated with the time period. It is an excellent resource for having your students collaborate, research and showing their understanding in creative and innovative ways. It will make a great addition to any Industrial Revolution unit of study!