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Thomas Edison’s Inventions in the 1900s and Today: From “New” to You!

After completing the lessons in this unit, students will be able to:

* Describe the lifestyles of and the kinds of technology available to both the rich and the poor in 1900s’ America
* Compare and contrast their own lifestyles with that of Americans in the 1900s and describe how technology has improved the quality of their lives
* Identify the modern manifestations of 1900 technology predictions and make their own reasonable predictions for the future of technology
* Identify Thomas Edison’s major inventions and explain how they were used and how they contributed to the quality of life in the 1900s
* Identify how Thomas Edison’s inventions are a basis for modern technology

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