Alexander Graham Bell Unit Study

Hi everyone, I’ve been working hard behind the scenes over here to create a new set of unit studies! This series is all about famous Scientists & Inventors! As usual each study includes fun hands-on activities to go along with the unit to help students remember what they’ve learned, and also provide them with a fun reference too to review and recall each person they’ve learned about.


Each of my scientist & inventor unit studies contains educational lessons, activities and a fun lap book that your students will work on as they progress through the study. The lessons also include book reports, vocabulary, character traits of these important figures, and critical thinking skills. I currently have 7 studies in this series. These studies are geared towards grades Kindergarten-4th, but can probably be adapted for older students as well.

Today I’m pleased to present the Alexander Graham Bell Unit Study.


Alexander Graham Bell was born March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He worked diligently to help hearing impaired learn to communicate, as well as spent his life researching hearing and speech to help with hearing devices. All of his work lead him to be awarded the first US patent for the telephone in 1876. He worked as a teacher at what is now the Horace Mann School for the Deaf in Boston, Massachusetts where he helped provide training for teachers there he introduced the Visual Speech System.

Although Bell died in 1922, his name and works lived on. In 2006 Bell was named one of the 10 greatest Scottish scientists in history after having been listed in the National Library of Scotland’s Scottish Science Hall of Fame.


This study uses the Alexander Graham Bell scientists and inventors series by Mike Venezia, but students are welcome to use any other researched information they can find as well. I would highly encourage older students to do some independent research on their scientist and inventor prior to completing their final report.

Check out the video to see my Alexander Bell Lapbook Unit in more detail!


In this study students will learn all about Alexander Graham Bell, his childhood history, his primary works and dedication to the hearing impaired, as well as some of his greatest achievements. Below is a sample of the Lapbook that students will create as they learn about Alexander Graham Bell. Activities for this unit include:

  • All About Alexander Graham Bell
  • Inspiration
  • Characteristics of Mr. Bell
  • Visual Speech Chart
  • His life as a Teacher
  • Thomas A. Watson (Alexander’s partner)
  • The Telephone
  • Bell Telephone Company
  • More Inventions
  • A Final Report



The study also includes a final report on Alexander Graham Bell for students to complete. There are several different formats of the report to accommodate varying student grade levels that might be completing the unit.

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  1. Alexander Graham Bell 🙂

  2. Kayla Rice says:

    This one looks great to me 🙂 thanks so much

  3. Would love to try this with my kids and then maybe get the rest of the them too:)

  4. Erica,
    I wanted to take a minute and THANK YOU! Over the past few years, we have purchased and used your Letter of the Week, K4/5 curricula, Great Composers, Great Artists, Classic Literature, and Road TripUSA. I just downloaded this Inventors Combo package!! Your work and talent have blessed our family, and we thank you!

  5. Thanks

  6. Hi,

    Thank you very much for the offer!


  7. Benjamin Franklin…. Alexander Graham Bell is pretty awesome too!

  8. Either Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell 🙂

  9. We would love to learn about Alexander Graham Bell! Thank you!

  10. Marcie Tenk says:

    We live near Vienna, Ontario, Canada – Edison Museum – so that would be a fun inventor/scientist to learn about!

  11. any inventors would be awesome!

  12. I would love to learn more about bell!

  13. Thomas Edison!

  14. Connie S. says:

    Madame Curie because she is so romantic.

  15. Joanna Adams says:

    They all look great, but I’d say the Wright brothers were at the top!

  16. while it wouldn’t be for children in early elementary-the movie ‘through deaf eyes’ (streaming on netflix) talks about alexander graham bell. his wife and mother were both deaf.
    however, the deaf community has a much different feeling about him because he was opposed to signing, and was opposed to someone who was deaf marrying another person who was deaf. i only knew the telephone side of things until we had a daughter who was deaf.
    studying him at our house is a little different as a result. 🙂

  17. Christina says:

    Issac Newton!

  18. This looks great! I would love to study Thomas Edison!

  19. Heather H says:

    Ben Franklin!

  20. Your curicculum is so unique!! I’d love to win any of it.

  21. Thomas Edison

  22. Amanda Farr says:

    Ben Franklin is always intriguing!

  23. Da Vinci

  24. I can’t wait to see the one about Benjamin Franklin!

  25. Edison was cool. Benjamin Franklin was amazing in all the things he fit into his life.

  26. I would personally like to learn about Albert Einstein, but I know my son would prefer Alexander Graham Bell!

  27. Sarah Ann Wong says:

    I think it would be interesting to learn about Isaac Singer, the inventor of the sewing machine. Studying him and his invention would make a great unit, as there are so many interdisciplinary possibilities with the arts, crafts, social science, math, science and writing.

  28. Samantha Lehmann says:

    Steve Jobs… We just read the Who Was book…. So many more questions….

  29. Albert Einstein, George Washington Carver, Thomas A. Edison, Alexander Graham Bell

  30. Always Nikola Tesla. Best inventor ever.

  31. apple blossom says:

    Thomas Edison

  32. Thomas Edison, George Washington Carver, Eli Whitney. So many good folks to learn and glean from.

  33. Eli Whitney

  34. George Washington Carver

  35. Melissa GIbson says:

    Henry Ford

  36. Henry Ford, or some of the others from that era.

  37. I would like to learn about Robert Oppenheimer or Werner Von Braun.

  38. Thomas Edison

  39. There are so many, but I saw Da Vinci and after visiting an exhibit of his works this last fall and studying him as an artist, we would love to see the inventor side of him!

  40. Thomas Edison

  41. Alexander Graham Bell!

  42. I would like to learn more about Thomas Edison and George Washington Carver.

  43. heather P says:

    Alexander Graham Bell is fascinating.

  44. Thomas Edison

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