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New Jersey businesses have created many “firsts.” The first commercial air conditioner, the motion picture industry, the first electric guitar, many life saving medicines, the first transistor, the electric light bulb, the phonograph, and M&M’s were invented here! Your page will inform your readers about some of the businesses in New Jersey, and how their services and products have changed the world’s tastes and habits.

You may write one of the following articles. Select a topic that you find interesting and that may not be commonly known to other 4th graders.  In addition to the facts, see if you can’t find a way to surprise your readers.  Be sure to tell them why this topic is important to New Jersey.

  • One article, 150-250 words, about a New Jersey business in your area of New Jersey.
  • One article, 150-250 words, about an important industry in New Jersey.
  • One article, 150-250 words, about a famous business person or “industrialist” from New Jersey.

Use correct grammar, punctuation and capitalization.  Use Times New Roman or Arial size 12 font.  Be sure to save your work and name each document file as instructed by your teacher.  You may attach one photo when you submit your article.

Go to the Student Resources page for help with your research.

Here’s a Fun Project for the Class: Write up a plan for a business that you would start in New Jersey to improve life for everyone here.  What would it be, why would it be important, how would you do it?