Example for Grade 6: Explanatory – World's Fair - ID: 885

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World's Fair

  • Purpose: Explanatory
  • Grade: 6
  • ID No. 885

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I think the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair impacted the world by introducing hundreds of inventions using electricity as a power source and making electricity itself widely known.

The fair, held in 1893 lasted for 6 months and recieved over 27 million visitors. There were 3 inventors who competed for the contract to light the fair. They were Thomas Edison, Nicola Tesla, and George Westinghouse. Edison and Tesla used DC power while Westing used AC. Westinghouse and Tesla got the contract for the lighting.

There are a few inventions made then that are still around now like the flourescent light bulb and the dishwasher. Both of these inventions involve electricity to run.

Many people were entertained by watching things run on electricity like the electric oven. They were often seen in groups around these things. They also told thier relatives about it and they told thier relatives and so on. Soon it was across the world.

This is why I think electricity played an important role in the 1893 World’s Fair being a big impact on the world.