Lesson 3: Technological Innovation
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Learning Targets and Language Objectives
Complete the Learning Targets Pre-Assessment for today's lesson on Technological Innovation.
Technology -Any tool that makes work (and life) easier, faster, and/or more efficient.
Watch both clips “Future Technology That Will Change the World” and " The Effects of Technology on Environment and Lifestyle". Create a list of the positive and negative impacts technological modifications have had on the physical environment and people around the world.
The Effects of Technology on Environment and Lifestyle: In it's entirety
The Effects of Technology on Environment and Lifestyle
Future Technology That Will Change the World
Factors that Influence Economic Development Work Stations
In pairs brainstorm a list of technological innovations in your own experience that have allowed you to modify your own environment and/or lifestyle.
In your regional groups, access the pictures you chose for your presentations on adaptations to and modifications of the environment.
As a group, construct a T-chart on paper related to the images of modifications. On one side of the T-chart, write a description of the modification to the environment. On the other side of the T-chart, create a list of the types and levels of technology required to make that modification. At the bottom of the chart write one sentence that details the impact that technology had on the physical environment of that place. This is an example.
Submit your Tchart to the "assignment" titled "Technology Impact on Assigned Region TChart" in the HUB.
Exit Ticket -
Individually post answers on Padlet.
- In what ways have technological innovations allowed humans to live in inhospitable places in the world?
- In what ways have technological innovations improved the quality of life for people for people in regions of the world?
- In what ways have technological innovations made people more productive?
Revisit the Learning Targets and complete the post-assessment, citing evidence in the last column.