Inventions that Shook the World

Grade Level: 5-12

Inventions that Shook the World Series (50 programs on 10 DVDs)

Inventions that Shook the World Series (50 programs on 10 DVDs)
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Program: 50 Minutes Each

From expanding our horizons with the airplane at the turn of the century to the video game revolution and the dawn of the digital age, innovation during the 20th century was often driven by world events.
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Item# 24735, $49.00
The 1900s
The decade that kicked off the 20th Century was responsible for inventions that helped define the next 100 years.

Item# 24740, $49.00
The 1910s
This decade saw the Great War, the Flu Epidemic, and the Titanic disaster. In a decade racked by conflict, there were inventions that made the world both safer and infinitely more dangerous.

Item# 24745, $49.00
The 1920s
The roaring '20s marked a decade of unprecedented prosperity. It's no wonder the inventions that defined the 1920s are all about entertainment and convenience.

Item# 24750, $49.00
The 1930s
In a decade dominated by the Great Depression, the inventors of the 1930s came up with some simple yet ingenious inventions that are still necessities today.

Item# 24755, $49.00
The 1940s
It was a decade of big bands and big bangs. During the Second World War, the 1940s brought us some of the greatest inventions of all time.

Item# 24760, $49.00
The 1950s
Welcome to the decade of Rock 'n Roll, drive-ins, and McCarthyism. An America flush with cash and terrified of the "Red Menace" define the inventions of the 1950s.

Item# 24765, $49.00
The 1960s
The 1960s were all about transforming science fiction into fact.

Item# 24770, $49.00
The 1970s
This decade is best remembered for disco and Watergate. But the inventions in the 1970s mark the beginning of the digital age to come.

Item# 24775, $49.00
The 1980s
It's the decade of Ronald Reagan, Big Beats, big hair and fashions that seemed like a good idea at the time. The inventions of the 1980s were all about human discovery.

Item# 24780, $49.00
The 1990s
The last decade of the 20th Century set us on course for the next 100 years.
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Inventions that Shook the World Series (50 programs on 10 DVDs)

From expanding our horizons with the airplane at the turn of the century to the video game revolution and the dawn of the digital age, innovation during the 20th century was often driven by world events. Get a firsthand look at the history of the time and the inventors’ process through primary sources including archival footage and interviews with the actual inventors. These inventors launched themselves off a building, marched into an inferno, volunteered as the first test subject for the Taser, and played the role of “crash test dummy” to take their creation from science fiction to reality. These programs bring STEM topics together with history and pop culture to help students see not only how the invention came about, but what the impact of these inventions are on their day-to-day lives.