To understand how ways of living in the United States have changed as a result of advances in science and technology.
1 class period
In this lesson, class members work to complete sentences by filling in spaces with key words, names, and terms. The missing words are provided in a list at the top of page 95A. As the kids complete the sentences, they learn about advances in science and technology in the following areas:
• Business and Industry
• The Environment
Aside from an activity for individuals, this lesson can be turned into a fun contest between individual class members or pairs to see who can come up with the most correct answers by the end of the period. You can also present this as a game by dividing the class into two teams that take turns trying to identify the correct answers as you read through the sentences with them.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.