The Technology Revolution


US History (11th) Contemporary America TheTechnology Revolution
Students watch a video that portrays technology via social media. Then, they learn about the origins of the Information Age from the 1970s to the present. Next, they explain the interaction of technology with the free enterprise system. Finally, students predict the future of the technology revolution.

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Overview

In this experience, students watch a video that portrays technology via social media. Then, they learn about the origins of the Information Age from the 1970s to the present. Next, they explain the interaction of technology with the free enterprise system. Finally, students predict the future of the technology revolution.

Objectives

  • Describe improvements in communication systems in the Information Age.
  • Explain the changes that the technology revolution brought to U.S. industry and the standard of living.


In this experience, you will explore the history of the very recent past in the ever-changing world of technology.

Objectives

  • Describe improvements in communication systems in the Information Age.
  • Explain the changes that the technology revolution brought to U.S. industry and the standard of living.




A popular 2010s pastime: staring at smartphones while walking


You may not think of yourself as living in history. But future decades will look back at the 2000s and 2010s as history, and it’s probably the most rapidly changing era of history that ever was. Watch Linkedin: Social Media Revolution 2017 for a quick snapshot of the new world in which you live.


Which details from the video do you recognize most from the world around you? Are there any that don’t resemble the world as you know it? Explain your answer.

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Lead students to compare their posts to gain a general sense of how today’s teens experience their changing world. Then, transition to the next scene by telling students that they will now back up to the 1970s–1990s and see how the Information Age began.


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