Contested Currents
The Race to Electrify America

Classroom Activities & Resources

Thomas Edison

To learn more about Thomas Edison try the following activities:

ACTIVITY – Recreate a telegraph like the ones used by Edison




ACTIVITY – Recreate Edison’s electric light bulb

Edison's Light Bulb1.pdf || Edison's Light Bulb2.pdf

Edison's Light Bulb1.doc || Edison's Light Bulb2.doc


BACKGROUND - Who really invented the light bulb?

Edison vs Latimer.pdf

Edison vs Latimer.doc

George Westinghouse

To learn more about George Westinghouse try the following activity:

ACTIVITY – Better understand Westinghouse's AC power

AC LED Lasso.pdf

AC LED Lasso.doc

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