This projects requires students to explore the industrial changes of the 19th century by researching a key invention. This project can be manipulated to fit any classroom setting. Students in my classroom are given several presentation formats to use for this project, all of which are included on the hand out. I have found that it takes roughly one class period to complete all the student presentations. My favorite part of this project is that it helps students understand how these inventions that change the standard of living in American during the 1800s and today. I follow this project with my PPT on the Gilded Age.