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?
How do we change technology? Some people think that the only way
to change technology is to be an inventor, but there are many different
roles any of us can play to change technology. By teaching students how
to understand and evaluate technology the teacher may change technology.
Every class contains 30, or so, chances to help someone else invent,
develop, improve, market, fund, manage, sell, develop art for, pass a
law about, or even teach about technology (explained with many stories
in our book).
Companies That Drive Innovation
How do young people influence technology?
Skits based on stories from the One Thread in History activity
(from Where Does Technology Come From?) follow a series of inventions
from electric battery to generator, vacuum tube (and incandescent light
bulb), transistor, integrated circuit, and microprocessor, to personal
computer. Students show the roles that people play in changing
Standards (click for details)
Grade 5 Writing 2.1
History - Social Science
Grade 7 World History & Geography: Medieval & Early Modern Times
Grade 8 US History & Geography: Growth &
Grade 10 World History, Culture, &
Geography: The Modern World 10.3.2