Household Inventions

in 19th Century America

When studying the 1800s, teachers have indicated they sometimes need a break from the wars. What can they do?

Inventions of common items like potato chips and blue jeans seem to fascinate students.

In this resource you will find a list of inventions from 1853-1893. Along with the list are ways students can learn about the inventions:

  • Writing
  • Art
  • Games
  • Story photography
  • Poems and chants
  • Science fair
  • Performing
  • Posters

I also included a drama skit called “American Inventions” (also sold separately) you can use as an alternative to the above.

Have fun with this project!  Grades 7-10

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