Alexander Graham Bell

In our Alexander Graham Bell lesson plan, students learn about the life and contributions of the inventor Alexander Graham Bell. Students learn about his early life, how he came to invent the telephone, and his lasting impact on the world.

This lesson introduces students to the life of Alexander Graham Bell and his contributions to society. The students will learn about the impact of several of his inventions, including the telephone, by Bell and the influence they had on everyday life for many people. Students will be able to show their creativity through a collaborative activity in which they and a partner pretend to be Alexander Graham Bell having a conversation with Thomas Watson about transcontinental telephone lines. They are also asked to reflect on a significant quote of Bell’s, allowing them to use their writing and critical thinking skills.

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify Alexander Graham Bell, his contributions as an inventor, and the impact his inventions have had on society.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy. RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS. ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3


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Social Studies, Video


3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    Stacy K.
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    My son had an easy time navigating. We read the article together and he answered the questions on his own.

    Vicki T.
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    Lots of great information!

    This Alexander Graham Bell packet is full of information and fun activities for the kids.

    Great Resource

    This will be extremely helpful in my 6th grade classroom. I plan on using them as enrichment activities/emergency lesson plans. Students can complete independently.

    Patricia H.
    great curriculum!

    I use this for my kindergarten and third grader and they love it!! So much to choose from!!!!