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Innovators, Inventors, & Explorers

Lewis and Clark explored the American West; Japanese artists Maywa Denki invent performance art "products." These resources can help you discover the process of discovering.

Grade 5 Lesson
Students take on the roles of Lewis and Clark, as they explore the original journals and create their own journals
Grade 5 Lesson
In this lesson, students explore Native American crafts and design and create their own wampum belts
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Learn about the history of America's national parks, and about the role that artists played in their creation
Grades 3-4 Lesson
In this lesson, students will learn about the early pioneers in America and their motivations for moving West
Grade 5 Lesson
Students will learn about world explorers by researching facts and information relating to the routes traveled
Grade 5 Lesson
Create a historical timeline and personal event timeline based on the historical fiction book and play A Light in the Storm and its main character, Amelia Martin.
Video Series
This video series explores a dramatic interpretation of the Greek myth Jason and the Argonauts
Video
Maywa Denki is a performance art troupe with a unique style
Video
Japan's robots are at once amazing works of art and fantastic feats of engineering
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January 13, 1910: The first public radio is demonstrated in New York, New York
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January 14, 1873: Celluloid is trademarked
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February 08, 1828: Jules Verne is born in Nantes, France
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February 13, 1895: Two French inventors patent the movie projector
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February 15, 2005: YouTube is launched
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February 21, 1947: Edwin Land demonstrates the first Polaroid camera
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March 07, 1765: Joseph Nicéphore Niépce is born in Chalon-Sur-Saone, France
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March 16, 1912: Jean Rosenthal, the first lighting designer, is born in New York City
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March 24, 1874: Harry Houdini is born in Budapest, Hungary
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April 14, 1896: Thomas Edison patents the kinetoscope
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April 15, 1452: Leonardo da Vinci is born in Florence, Italy
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April 24, 1934: The pipeless organ is released to the public
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April 28, 2003: The iTunes music store opens
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May 01, 1940: The multiplane camera is patented
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May 02, 1986: The first 3-D IMAX film is shown
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May 10, 1940: Daisuke Inouye is born in Osaka, Japan
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May 16, 1983: Michael Jackson moonwalks
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June 06, 1933: America’s first drive-in movie theater opens
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June 14, 1881: John McTammany, Jr. patents the player piano
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June 18, 1948: Columbia Records unveils the 33 1/3 long-playing (LP) record
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June 22, 2009: Kodak discontinues manufacturing Kodachrome film
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June 14, 1873: Mark Twain receives patent for self-adhesive scrapbook
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June 26, 1922: Dick Smith is born in Larchmont, New York
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June 27, 1895: Paul Galvin is born in Harvard, Illinois
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July 01, 1979: The Sony Walkman is introduced
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July 17, 1913: The first pie-in-the-face is thrown on film
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July 23, 1926: Fox Film Corporation buys Movietone
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July 29, 1928: Steamboat Willie premieres in movie theaters
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August 01, 1981: MTV goes on-air for the first time
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August 12, 1952: MAD magazine is first published
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August 19, 1839: Daguerre presents the first daguerreotype
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August 26, 1873: Lee de Forest is born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
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August 27, 1955: The first Guinness Book of World Records is published
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September 01, 1902: A Trip to the Moon premieres in France
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September 09, 1926: NBC is formed by RCA
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September 24, 1936: Jim Henson is born in Greenville, Mississippi
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September 30, 1902: Binney & Smith is incorporated
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October 01, 1982: Sony launches the first consumer CD player
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October 06, 1927: The Jazz Singer opens in movie theaters
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October 19, 1985: The first Blockbuster store opens in Dallas, Texas
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October 23, 2001: Apple debuts the iPod
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November 07, 1906: Viola Spolin is born in Chicago, Illinois
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November 21, 1995: Toy Story, the first entirely computer-animated film, opens in movie theaters
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November 23, 1889: The jukebox debuts in San Francisco, California
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November 25, 1867: Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
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December 05, 1905: Walt Disney is born in Chicago, Illinois
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December 21, 1937: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premieres in movie theaters
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December 30, 1953: The first color television goes on sale
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