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Before showing the images, tell your students that they will be seeing copies of photographs made a long time ago. Studying photographs is an excellent way to learn about the past. Ask them to notice details such as a factory with no power lines or telephone poles around it or a room with no television. Encourage your students to ask questions while you show the images so that they will relate to Eastman. His contemporaries included Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.
These questions are offered as a suggestion to ask the students after viewing the George Eastman Discovery Kit presentation.
- Was George Eastman born in Rochester, NY?
- Why did Eastman's mother open a boarding house?
- How old was Eastman when he left school to go to work?
- Why did Eastman think photography was a lot of work?
- Did Eastman finish high school?
- When Eastman was 26 years old, what did he do?
- What is the word Eastman invented to name the first camera his company sold?
- What camera did the Eastman Kodak Company sell to children?
- Who did Eastman build his East Avenue home for?
- Why did Eastman have an organ in his house?
- Did Eastman ever get married?
- Why was Eastman glad that he had not had children?
- What were Eastman's hobbies?
- How old was Eastman when he went on safari to Africa?
- What animals did Eastman shoot and later display in his home?
- Before he died, what did Eastman do with a lot of his money?
- What is the Eastman House today?
- Do you think Eastman could have had anything he wanted?
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