ERIC Number: ED429180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
What's Up in Technology? Teacher's Curriculum Guide.
Harms, Henry R.; Swernofsky, Neal R.; Reisman, David, Ed.
This teacher's guide, intended to be used with a videotape, provides five lessons to accompany each segment of the program. The program shows the importance of technology and describes some of the exciting career possibilities offered by new technologies. It offers high school teachers interdisciplinary lessons, relating technology education to subject areas such as science, mathematics, social studies, and career education. The guide includes background information, discussion questions, activities, research projects, and student worksheets for each of the following lessons: (1) "Why Study Technology?," which discusses technology's pervasiveness in daily life and describes the importance of technological literacy; (2) "Bikes that Fly," which uses the videotape's profile of an innovative bicycle manufacturer as a starting point for a lesson on composite materials; (3) "100 Kilowatts of Regular, Please," which examines the advantages and disadvantages of different kinds of vehicles; (4) "Where Can We Go from Here?," which looks at the history of technology since 1945 and provides student activity pages that discuss communication, transportation, and production technologies, as well as biotechnology, with curriculum connections for these activities; and (5) "Plug into the Future," which uses an internship at Intel as a starting point for a school-to-work activity. A resources section lists seven organizations and publications. (KC)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communications, Education Work Relationship, Electricity, Futures (of Society), High Schools, History, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Metals, Production Techniques, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Technology Education, Transportation, Videotape Cassettes
GPN, P.O. Box 80669, Lincoln, NE 68501; Tel: 800-228-4630 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-306-2330 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (videocassette and guide, $59.95 plus $5 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Toyota USA Foundation, Torrance, CA.
Authoring Institution: Thirteen WNET, New York, NY.