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ERIC Number: ED451365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-20
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Technological Studies at Thomas Edison Middle School. Grades 6-7-8.
Foster, Patrick N.
This technology studies curriculum for grades 6-8 is a plan for each middle school student to experience technology education for approximately 60 days (1 trimester of a 180-day school year) in each grade. Section A provides definitions; structure or content for grade-level programs with science and technology unifiers (unifying curricular concepts) identified for each grade; a curricular outline with curriculum overview of each year (technology and science unifiers; performance tasks; unit topics; challenge; weekly outline); and schedule and calendar. Section B contains the curriculum for each of the three grades. Introductory materials for each technology studies curriculum are science and technology unifiers; primary theoretical and activity levels; activity types; technology challenge; vocabulary; schedule; Internet resources; and materials (consumables, reusable supplies, tools and equipment, research resources). Each unit has the following components: technology performance tasks; tech lab basics; schedule; activity (context, chronology, continuation); and extension ideas. Grade 6 units are Problem Solving/Research and Development; Materials and Processes; and Engineering Design. Grade 7 units are Transportation Systems; Communications Systems; and Production Systems. Grade 8 units are Enterprises and Agencies; Technology and Economics; and Technological Impacts. Appendixes include a glossary; curriculum crosswalks; general safety guidelines; and reference texts. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Developed for Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES), Northaven, CT.