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Economic Literacy. Social Studies: Grade-1

In the first grade, students summarize the need for money, how money is earned, and how money and credit are used in order to meet needs and wants including the costs and benefits of spending and saving.
Students define and explain the roles of consumers and producers in the American economy.
Students summarize how historic inventors and entrepreneurs contributed to the prosperity of the nation including Samuel F. B. Morse, John Deere, Alexander Graham
Bell, Orville and Wilbur Wright, and Thomas Edison.
Telegraph Instrument
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The Telegraph

Antonio Rosetti (born 1819)

Samuel F. B. Morse House, Poughkeepsie, New York (perspective and plan)

Alexander Jackson Davis (American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey)

H.M.S. Agamemnon Laying the Atlantic Telegraph Cable in 1858: a Whale Crosses the Line

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Coiling the Cable in the Large Tanks at the Works of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company of Greenwich, 1865

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Telegraph House, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland: Interior View of the Mess Room, 1858

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Telegraph Cable Fleet at Sea, 1865

One of the 19th century's great technological achievements was to lay a telegraphic cable beneath the Atlantic, allowing messages to speed back and forth between North America and Europe in minutes, rather than... more

Morse apparatus and alphabet

Print shows apparatus for sending and receiving coded telegraph messages, with the alphabet and numbers in "Morse code."

Samuel F. B. Morse from "Gately's World's Progress. A general history of the earth's construction and of the advancement of mankind ... Edited by C. E. Beale. Édition de luxe"

This image has been taken from scan 000350 from volume 01 of "Gately's World's Progress. A general history of the earth's construction and of the advancement of mankind ... Edited by C. E. Beale. Édition de lu... more

Samuel F. B. Morse, printer's sample for the World's Inventors souvenir album (A25) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Printer's samples for the collector's album "World's Inventors" (A25), issued in 1888 to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Citing Burdick's "The American Card Catalog": "Souvenir albums of this type, as ... more

"Wireless telegraphy" / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows George F. Hoar sitting on the U.S. Capitol dome using a telegraph to send a "wireless" message "Keep it up! We are with you!" across a body of water to the insurgent forces fighting against A... more

Telegraph Co., Washington Branch, Mch. 25, telegram, Dutch standard still safe

Cartoon shows a man, possibly the head of the American Sugar Refining Company, Henry O. Havemeyer or the head of American Crystal Sugar Company, Henry Thomas Oxnard, leaving the Western Union Telegraph office ... more

Thomas Edison and his original dynamo, Edison Works, Orange, N.J., U.S.A.

Thomas Edison, standing, full-length portrait, in front of engine.

The collapsed Wright airplane photographed just after it struck the ground...

The collapsed Wright airplane photographed just after it struck the ground. At Fort Meyer [sic], on Sept. 17, at a height of 75 feet, on a turn, one of the new nine foot propeller blades was broken. The machine... more

Bystanders help extricate the mortally wounded US Army (USA) Lieutenant (LT) Thomas Selfridge from the wreck of the Wright Brothers Flyer after its crash at Fort Myer, Virginia (VA). At right, several men attend the injuries of Orville Wright, who lies on the ground at their feet

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Myer, Arlington State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pub... more

STORY OF THOMAS ALVA EDISON

ARC Identifier 49442 / Local Identifier 306.3090. U.S. Information Agency. (1982 - 10/01/1999) Made possible by a donation from Public.Resource.Org.

Events marking the centennial of the first powered flight, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Events marking the centennial of the first powered flight, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Mural backdrop on stage at ceremonies marking the centennial of the first powered flight, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Historical reenactment activities marking the centennial of the first powered flight, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites

Historical reenactment activities marking the centennial of the first powered flight, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Photographs Documenting the Secretary's Activities, and Agency Officials, Events, Programs, and Managed Sites