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0. Introduction 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?

 

0. Introduction
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?

 

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7. How do we
change it?

Lesson

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).

Hook stories

Real McCoy

Companies That Drive Innovation

How do young people influence technology?

Activities

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 technology.

Content Standards (click for details)

English-Language Arts

Grade 5 Writing 2.1

History - Social Science

Grade 7 World History & Geography: Medieval & Early Modern Times 7.11.2

Grade 8 US History & Geography: Growth & Conflict 8.12.9

Grade 10 World History, Culture, & Geography: The Modern World 10.3.2

 

 2010 KnowledgeContext

 

Teaching Young People to Think About Technology