James Naismith - Basketball P.E. instructor James Naismith from Almonte, Canada got the idea to dribble a soccer ball down a court. The trick was to toss the ball into a peach basket. This was back in 1891 when he coached in Massachusetts. He would later write a rulebook for basketball. That’s a Canadian slam-dunk!
Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, profoundly influencing Bell's life's work.
This Internet activity allows students to research French inventors in history. Also included are some Suisse, Belgian and French Canadian inventors. Inventors span from the 1600s to the 1970s. – more than 30 inventors! Included in this project are a Student Project Directions sheet and a teacher’s sheet with the inventors listed, their invention and the year that it was discovered.