One of our favorite things to do after a history lesson is to build something that represents the time period. We began Cycle 3 with the Sacagawea Tipi project, then the Covered Wagon, and we just finished Abraham Lincoln’s Log Cabin. My son loves hands-on learning, while my daughter would rather make up a song or dance.

These particular pieces represent the invention mindset of the Industrial Revolution, a time in our country’s history when technology began to reshape transportation, education, and productivity.

See my post on Technology & Family: How Far We’ve Come.

If you have different learning styles under your roof, we’ve put together a list of our favorite building kits that relate to Cycle 3 that your can order directly as a Christmas or birthday gift for the builders in your life.

Bonus Video! Peanuts & The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk

Our Favorite Industrial Revolution Resources

This documentary series produced by The History Channel is one of my favorites. It’s geared more toward teens and adults, but you will learn enough of the ins and outs of this time period and the Tycoons involved to help your kids undertand which event led to which mechanical or electrical development. 

The book of the Industrial Revolution set us in motion to the type of technology and information we have today.