I designed two Internet searches that introduce students to two great Americans. One is a Civil War hero, Joshua Chamberlain, and the other is an American Indian named Chief Joseph. This assignment was designed to provide an orderly search on the Internet and allow the students to learn about two historical figures. When the students have successfully completed the search, they have to select a search of their own. The search must investigate a technology that become important to the world between 1740-1900AD. The students are to do a historical search and try to determine the societal impact of this 'new technology'. Furthermore, they are to determine if the technology is still in existence today and how it has changed to meet the needs of today's society. The students enjoy doing the searches and find that the technology they experience in their everyday lives has not always been available.