The purchase includes a hands-on activity plus a related writing activity. The students will cut out pieces that have inventions and events of the second Industrial Revolution written on them and glue them in order to create a game-board shaped timeline. They will then cut out pieces that have the effects of the invention or event and match each effect with the appropriate invention or event and glue it beside it on the timeline. Once completed, they will use the information to write a paragraph explaining how one of the inventions or events changed the American way of life. These activities will be used after a proper introduction to the second Industrial Revolution.