History of Computers
Learners access one of two pre-selected web sites to study about the evolution of the computer. They encounter why computers were invented, how they evolved and who's responsible for their inventions.
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"The Real McCoy:" African American Inventors in History
Class members research African American inventors, the challenges they faced in their attempts to patent their works, and the importance of their inventions to the development of technology. After a brief introduction to inventors Elijah...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Entrepreneurship: Computer Made Easy
Students explore computer skills in the current job market by completing worksheet activities. In this modern technology lesson, students identify the importance of being technology savvy when it comes to running a business or embarking...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Cracking the Code
Some interesting reading on the history of barcodes opens this technology lesson. Readers find out how engineers contribute, and then they gather into groups to discuss possible improvements to our current UPC barcode system. Know that...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
A Rosetta Stone for the Indus Script
Imagine traveling 4,000 years into the future to a time when all knowledge of the English language has been lost. Computational neuroscientist Rajesh Rao uses this hypothetical situation to engage the audience as he discusses his...
17 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Melba Pattillo and Ruby Bridges: Two Heroes of School Integration
Learners put themselves in the shoes of students who integrated Little Rock High School in 1957-58. Note: The primary resources in this activity provide powerful and poignant descriptions of what those students faced.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts