Humanity and Technology
Eighth graders explore role of technology in changing face of Canada and world, as well as examine how technology has helped everyday living. They then discuss importance of technology in influencing and affecting world's economic systems.
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Technology: Conveniences and Consequences
It's a delicate balance—using technology to improve our lives while still protecting the environment, and ourselves, from the hazards of technology use. Class members examine statistics about the increase in media use, complete a survey...
8th - 12th Science
Productivity in the Fertile Crescent
Students role play the parts for trading merchants. In this Fertile Crescent lesson, students determine how productivity, human capital, technology, and goods were used and exchanged in ancient civilizations as they participate in a...
7th - 9th Technology & Engineering
Technology and Inventions Project
Technology—what exactly is it? Find out with a project designed to inspire the inner inventor in us all. The activity begins with a captivating podcast and a search of multiple websites that display different inventions and technology,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
When Is It O.K. to Replace Human Limbs With Technology?
Today's blog topic is robotic limb replacement for amputees. Upper graders read the related article and argument, then compose a blog response that addresses the questions provided. This is a great way to get kids thinking about ethics,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
ETS2B - Influence of Science, Engineering and Technology on Society and the Natural World
Science, engineering, and technology have an impact on our natural world. As the world population increases, the demands on natural resources also increase. Science, technology, and engineering work together to address these concerns...
5 mins K - 12th Science
The Study Of Human Geography
Students examine the study of human geography and how resources influence population density. They define culture, and in small groups create a collage that illustrates and defines either population distribution, urbanization, cultural...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Why Humans Are so Bad at Thinking about Climate Change
Climate change is in the news more than ever these days, and it will increasingly continue to be a hot topic in the future. Watch a video that proposes different ways people can begin to think about climate change in order to address...
10 mins 6th - 12th Science
Technological Artifacts and the Evolution of the Student Desk
"Be strong," I whispered to my WiFi signal. The instructional activity discusses the four types of technology: artifact or hardware, methodology or technique, system of production, and social-technical system. Class members then apply...
8th Social Studies & History