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Spark!Lab Podcast Listening Guide
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted: 2/22/2010
Prototype Online: Inventive Voices is a podcast series from the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center that reveals the stories behind the invention—motivations, successes, and disappointments—and highlights the persevering spirit shared by all who call themselves “inventor.” These podcasts can help students gain a broader understanding of invention and inventors, and can lead to a greater understanding of invention’s important role in American history and culture. This listening guide can provide a starting point for using and discussing any podcast in the Prototype Online series. For more information about the podcast, series, please visit invention.smithsonian.org/video.
Standards in History (Grades K-4)
Topic 3: The History of the United States: Democratic Principles and Values and the People from Many Cultures Who Contributed to Its Cultural, Economic, and Political Heritage
4A: Demonstrate understanding of how the United States government was formed and of the nation's basic democratic principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
4B: Demonstrate understanding of ordinary people who have exemplified values and principles of American democracy.
4C: The student understands historic figures who have exemplified values and principles of American democracy.
4D: The student understands events that celebrate and exemplify fundamental values and principles of American democracy.
4E: The student understands national symbols through which American values and principles are expressed.
5: The Causes and Nature of Various Movements of Large Groups of People into and within the United States, Now and Long Ago
5A: Demonstrate understanding of the movements of large groups of people into his or her own and other states in the United States now and long ago.
6: Regional Folklore and Cultural Contributions That Helped to Form Our National Heritage
6A: The student understands folklore and other cultural contributions from various regions of the United States and how they help to form a national heritage.