S: The Telegrph
FC: The Telegraph
1: Through their eyes
2: How did the people in the 1800's view their world? | They viewed their world as an expanding area, full of new inventions and ideas. | How did their world view affect their choices and actions? | Because they viewed the world as large and had many new ideas, they needed faster ways to communicate which is what they focused their inventions on.
3: What values, skills, and forms of knowledge did people need to succeed in the 1800's? | People needed farming skills and knowledge, plant and animal knowledge, and Native American relations. | How did all groups of people in the U.s view the invention of the telegraph? | Everybody enjoyed it, except the Native Americans who weren't directly affected by it. But everyone else thought it was the most productive way of communication.
5: Cause and affect
6: What caused the telegraph to be invented? | Samuel Morse's wife became sick when he was away and by the time the messenger had found and told him she had died. | Who didn't support the invention of the telegraph? | No one. It was amazing. | What were the effects of the telegraph? | People were able to communicate from further away, faster and it led the way to other forms of communication | No one. It was amazing.
7: Turning Points
8: How did the use of the telegraph significantly transform peoples lives, communities and the world? | While the country was expanding, people were more widespread. The telegraph allowed people to communicate instantly over such widespread areas. This was significant because before, they had to wait weeks or months for someone to bring it on horseback. | How did the use of the telegraph affect future choices in the U.S.? | It changed how/what people chose to communicate. It also affected what people chose to invent.
9: Change and Continuity.
10: What has changed with the telegraph since it was invented? | It has become smaller. | What has remained the same with the telegraph since it was invented? | It still transmits in morse code. | Who has benefited from the telegraph since it was invented? Why? | Everyone has benefited, past and present. Because it improved communication. | Who hasn't benefited? Why? | The people who lost wars because the telegraph gave the other side an advantage.
11: Using the past
12: How is the telegraph similar to something today? Describe. | It's similar to land line phones. It's similar because they are both forms of communication, and the telephone developed from the telegraph. | How is it different than something today? | It's different than the cellphone. It's different because the cellphone doesn't need wires and you can talk into it. | How does the invention of the telegraph tell us about the history of the 1800's? | It tells us that people were very curious and ready to invent revolutionary technologies. It was an important time for our country as we were just developing and expanding.