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Edison, Thomas

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Invention Factory: Thomas Edison is a curriculum-oriented guide to the work and laboratories of the great American inventor. The site contains photographs, maps, and readings about the laboratories and the process of...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Papers of Thomas Edison seeks to organize and publish a select edition of the inventor's papers. Visitors can learn about Edison's life, search the Edison Papers database, and look at the patents he received...  (Rutgers University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Inventing Entertainment: The Edison Companies features 341 motion pictures, 81 disc sound recordings, and other related materials, such as photographs and original magazine articles. Cylinder sound recordings will be added to this...  (Library of Congress)
Science and Invention looks at inventors and inventions that changed our lives: the telegraph, photophone, animation, sewing machine, ice cream cone, nuclear fission, flight, and others. It includes...  (Library of Congress)
Edison Invents examines several of his inventions—the telegraph, telephone, phonograph, and electric light bulb. Students learn about his life and how to create their own light bulb...  (National Museum of American History, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
Alexander Graham Bell's Patent for the Telephone and Thomas Edison's Patent for the Electric Lamp introduces students to significant inventions of the late 19th century and examines the power of Congress to pass laws related to the granting of patents. It correlates to the...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Petition Signed by Thomas A. Edison for Sunday Openings at the World's Columbian Exposition focuses on petitioning the federal government, peaceably assembling, and exercising freedom of speech and religion, all of which are protected by the First Amendment to the...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Thank You, Mr. Edison: Electricity, Innovation, and Social Change is a lesson in which students learn about the invention of the phonograph, the impact of electricity on Americans, and Thomas Edison's role in the electrification of America...  (Library of Congress)
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