ERIC Number: ED441721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov-20
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Technological Change in Written Information.
Christensen, Lois M.
This paper presents an introductory lesson for elementary learners to construct ideas about how print began and about the media upon which it was recorded. In the lesson's introduction, students examine the present state and constant flow of print to which people are exposed, focusing primarily on the technology of the computer. Students examine the print and writing of ancient civilizations, exploring the Egyptians and their hieroglyphs and the Persians and their early cuneiform text. A variety of print media used during the subsequent historical periods is presented to the students. The children are given autonomy to choose ideas for research and to create peer learning centers that focus on print as an ever changing technology. The lesson meets four National Council for the Social Studies standards for social studies; lists six educational objectives; provides additional information; and gives detailed procedures and assessment methods. The unit also suggests related topics and pertinent issues about the evolution of printed information. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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