Complete a data form to study the
history of the Telegraph in America.
Get the basic information by clicking here.
After reading the historical
documents provided on this site.
Click Here to get your pdf form at this site.
3) Read the
informational links in the table of links below.
Plans for the Classroom
4) Work together with your
class group and make two sending and receiver telegraph Sets.
Follow the directions in the "Making a Telegraph Set" link.
each end of the room with each component at each end so that messages
using Morse Code can be received and sent.
7) Memorize the Morse
Code and use it to write short messages to each room end.
8) Make a presentation of the information
you gathered in a computer program such as Prezy or Power Point, or you
may make a traditional poster display. Include this with any
"telegraph" hands-on project such as making your own telegraph system,
and memorizing the Morse Code.
Two sections are
provided for your study and learning experience:
Go to the site activity for Hot Air Balloons and
the Telegraph, and follow
directions for it.
Go to Lincoln and
the First T-Mails and again follow directions for it.