1. What is it?
2. Why do we use it?
3. Where does it come from?
4. How does it work?
5. How does it change?
6. How does it change us?
7. How do we change it?
8. What are its costs & benefits?
9. How do we evaluate it?
Read essay on nanotechnology and write "speech" on whether that
technology is good or bad. This assesses how students understand
and evaluate technology through a persuasive composition. The
organizational pattern will be compared to a similar composition written
at the conclusion of the curriculum.
Technology has changed our world dramatically over thousands of years:
food, shelter, medicine, work, entertainment, etc. It may
transform our future just as dramatically. To understand and
evaluate technology today and in the future, we introduce the ICE-9
questions. Our book's
Introduction and Overview
give more context.
Surviving a Millennial Leap
Bringing Ford, Bell, and Edison Back from the Dead
Cows’ Understanding of Botany
Reaching Consensus groups students to choose a group name
acceptable to everyone in the group.
Standards (click for details)
Grade 5 Reading 2.3, 2.4, Writing
Grade 6 Reading 2.3, Writing 2.5
Grade 7 Reading 2.0, Writing 2.4
Grade 8 Reading 2.0, Writing 2.4
History - Social Science
Grade 10 World History, Culture, & Geography: The Modern World
Principles of Economics 12.4.2
Grades 8-12 Geometry