Heroes of Invention

Type: History's Heroes
Grades: 4th-8th

Heroes of Invention

Type: History's Heroes
Grades: 4th-8th

Author: Amanda Bennett


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Description

Using fascinating stories of early inventors, Amanda has assembled 18 historical stories of various inventors from centuries past. Using stories of these inventors (written in the 1800s), she has developed a wonderful collection that teach not only about the inventors and their inventions, but also about the history of the time, the trials they endured and how they stayed committed to their ideas.

Using fascinating stories of early inventors, Amanda has assembled 18 historical stories of various inventors from centuries past. Using stories of these inventors (written in the 1800s), she has developed a wonderful collection that teach not only about the inventors and their inventions, but also about the history of the time, the trials they endured and how they stayed committed to their ideas.

This collection, in digital format, is perfect for the student who is imaginative and creative. Help them to see how others have used these special traits as a blessing!

Not a unit study, your student will become familiar with the ideas that were involved in those early days of the Industrial Revolution, enjoying the stories of these men’s lives from boyhood through their adult lives. With many illustrations, from European history to American history, from the scientific basics of flight by balloon to the principles of steam, these stories hold the student’s interest in a way that textbooks cannot approach. Recommended for 5th – 9th grades.

Do you have a student who is an “out-of-the-box” type of thinker? A bit different, and in need of some encouragement? This collection of stories can be a breath of fresh air for them, and an assurance that it’s okay to be different!

With many illustrations and clickable Internet links throughout, you will find that these stories are interesting and educational, moving the student along through changes in civilization with real people and real struggles. Some of the people were involved in the Reformation and other church-related movements; helping your student begin to see the big picture, that nothing that happens is just science or just history. God has woven all of these people and events together in a most captivating way, and these studies help students grasp this concept.

The stories include:

  • Archimedes and Early Inventors
  • Laurence Coster, Discoverer of Type-Printing
  • Johann Gutenberg, Inventor of the Printing Press
  • Palissy the Potter
  • William Lee, Inventor of the Stocking-Frame
  • The Builders of the Eddystone Lighthouse
  • The Inventors of Cotton Machinery: Kay, Hargreaves, and Arkwright
  • More Inventors of Cotton Machinery: Crompton, Cartwright, and Whitney
  • James Watt, Inventor of the Steam Engine
  • The Montgolfiers and the Balloon
  • Humphry Davy and the Safety-Lamp
  • James Nasmyth and the Steam Hammer
  • George Stephenson, Inventor of the Railway Locomotive
  • Robert Stephenson, The Great Bridge-Builder
  • Robert Fulton and the Steamboat
  • The Struggles of Charles Goodyear
  • Elias Howe and the Sewing Machine
  • Men of Iron

In this series of story collections, Amanda has included stories of heroes throughout history for today’s students. Unlike her unit studies, these stories simply tell the captivating tales of history’s heroes in story format, offering internet links throughout to help provide a better understanding of the geography and people who are mentioned in each one.

Type History’s Heroes
Grade 5th-9th Grades
Length 18 Stories
Page Count 109
Format Digital Download

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