This is a written as a cross-curricular DBQ between science and social studies. Students will compare historical innovation to modern day innovation to determine if there are intended and unintended consequences with technology in today's society. This DBQ supports both social studies and science with a complete investigation into how Eli Whitney's cotton gin caused an increase in slavery as well as how modern day technology and the intended and unintended consequences.
The documents are included as well as an outline and document analysis sheet to be copied and used for each of the documents in the DBQ.
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