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Great American Inventors and Scientists - Instructional Slide Deck

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 4 - 6

Meet some of the most innovative and world-changing Americans with an instructional slide deck.

Introduce Your Students to American Inventors and Scientists Who Changed the World

We often take for granted the luxuries we have in our everyday lives: electricity, machinery, and even peanut butter. We have these things thanks to some incredible inventors of the past. Some of the things we use regularly, some even daily, were brought to us by influential Americans.

Influential Americans – Texas 5th Grade Social Studies Lessons

Introduce your students to 8 influential American scientists and inventors who changed history with their ingenious ideas. Discover the men who created the airplane, the first man to walk on the moon, the creator of the cotton gin, and more!

This teaching slide deck will help you teach your students about this these amazing Americans in an engaging, exciting way that will make them want to learn more.

The deck includes 39 animated slides, each with embedded checks for understanding and response opportunities. The slides highlight the following historical figures

  • John Deere
  • Neil Armstrong
  • George Washington Carver
  • The Wright Brothers
  • Eli Whitney
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Thomas Edison
  • Benjamin Franklin


Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the Download button to download the Google Slides presentation. Project the slide in Presentation mode and start teaching! It’s that easy!

This resource was created by Ali Endlich, a teacher in South Carolina and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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