Students will each be assigned a role in a historical debate (~1890) between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse arguing the validity of implementing the alternating or direct current power supply across the United States. (As of 1890 there was not a uniform nation-wide power system.) Students will accomplish the following objectives:
Students will research AC and DC power, from the point of view of one of the historical figures assigned by the teacher.
Students will argue in favor of the power supply that would be best serve their historical role.