CLASSROOM ELEMENTS: WATSON

Watson is the story of Thomas J. Watson, Sr. and the founding of the IBM Corporation. The life of Thomas J. Watson, Sr. exemplifies the American Dream story of rags to riches. Watson directs the start of IBM and leads its growth to become an innovative and influential world company by navigating the drastic world changes of the 20th Century. The core of IBM was the corporate culture Watson created which enabled IBM to take information processing into the mainstream.

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Themes

Learning Standards

  • NYS Learning Standards: Social Studies 1, 2, 3, 4
  • National Council for the Social Studies Themes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

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