This lesson introduces students to the life of Alexander Graham Bell and his contributions to society. The students will learn about the impact of several of his inventions, including the telephone, by Bell and the influence they had on everyday life for many people. Students will be able to show their creativity through a collaborative activity in which they and a partner pretend to be Alexander Graham Bell having a conversation with Thomas Watson about transcontinental telephone lines. They are also asked to reflect on a significant quote of Bell’s, allowing them to use their writing and critical thinking skills.
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify Alexander Graham Bell, his contributions as an inventor, and the impact his inventions have had on society.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy. RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS. ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3