History & Evolution of Technology
Key idea: Technology has been the driving force in the evolution of society from an agricultural to an industrial to an information base.
- identify technological developments that have significantly accelerated human progress
- describe how the evolution of technology led to the shift in society from an agricultural base to an industrial base to an information base
- understand the contributions of people of different genders, races, and ethnic groups to technological development
- describe how new technologies have evolved as a result of combining existing technologies (e.g., photography combined optics and chemistry; the airplane combined kite and glider technology with a light-weight gasoline engine)
- explain how technological inventions and innovations have caused global growth and interdependence, stimulated economic competitiveness, created new jobs, and made other jobs obsolete