War of the Currents: Tesla v. Edison
Video Guide for National Geographic’s American Genius: Clash of the Electric Currents
documentary covers the struggle between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, between direct current and alternating current and the war for the domination of electricity in America. This competition would fuel and help push forward the second Industrial Revolution. This Industrial Revolution video would be a perfect addition to your unit. Also included is a weblink to this fast paced online video. An answer key is provided. Worksheet has 21 questions covering the 44 minute video.
War of the Currents
Edison Electric/General Electric
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