This powerpoint is intended to activate students' prior knowledge and spark conversations about technology and how it has changed transportation, recreation, communication, and the way people meet their needs. It consists of photographs from long ago and present day, areas to document brainstorming, and opportunities for students to share their thinking with partners.
Teachers have flexibility in deciding appropriate pacing for students, but will probably want to use the powerpoint as a series of 5 or more lessons.
Free student response sheets, "Technology Show What You Know", are available for download (from Ahead of the Game)and can be used as scaffolded note-taking guides or as an assessment.
Ahead of the Game
Social Studies TEKS K.13A, K.13B, K.13C, 1.16A, 1.16B, 2.17A, 2.17B
Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade
K, First grade, Second grade