FUN AND GAMES! During the holiday season that is about all that is on the minds of my students. So, my 4th grade students made a timeline showing when our top 10 favorite classic toys were invented.
First we used the Ideafinder: History of Toys and Games Web Site to research. Then we added the names of the toys and dates they were invented to our Timeliner program. Finally, we copied and pasted images of each toy invention into our timeline (and provided citations for the source of our information and images). After our projects were printed we shared the information that we had learned. Did you know that jigsaw puzzles were invented in 1767 by John Spilsbury? He was a teacher and wanted to help his students learn geography. That certainly was innovation for his time!