Charles F. Brush and the Electric Arc Light
to familiarize students with the inventor Charles F. Brush and
the invention of the arc light.
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- Why was Charles F. Brush's invention of the arc light so important
- Have the students read the fact sheet on Charles F. Brush
and discuss why Brush was an important inventor of the late 1800s.
Have the students read the two newspaper articles about Brush's
successful demonstration of the arc light. Ask the students to
compare the two articles. The Plain Dealer article is a very technical
account of the lighting, while the Daily Herald' s article is
an account which stresses how the arc light will change people's
lives. Have the students make a list of the inventions which have
changed their lives. Students might also make a list of inventions
of the future that they think will change their lives.
- Have the students research other inventions in the late 1800s
which changed people's lives, such as the telephone, incandescent
light, and the refrigerator. Have the students present reports
to the class on these inventions.