iPad Lesson 10

Learning Target: I can describe the impact of the telegraph on life in the United States.

1. The website "How Stuff Works" ranks the telegraph as one of the top 5 inventions of the Industrial Revolution. Why do you think they ranked it so high? Read the article about the top 5 inventions, and see what other inventions the telegraph was compared to. Be sure to click the "Read More" button at the bottom of the page to get to the rest of the article.

2. The telegraph used Morse Code to transmit messages. Read about Morse Code at the Wonderopolis website.

3. Your task: Create an award for the telegraph that describes:
  • what it is
  • how it's used
  • why it's important
  • the impact it had on life in the United States
Your award certificate should include a combination of text and pictures. You may use either Keynote or a whiteboard app for your design, and please print it when you're done.

Bonus: Write a sentence of the certificate in Morse Code. A key to Morse Code is available here.