Step 2 - History 3 - Big Ideas in History - Technology & History

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Step 2 - History 3 - Big Ideas in History - Technology & History

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary!
  • Introduces & explores key ideas in history!
  • Introduces the subject and importance of technology!
  • Fun, hands-on activities!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Works well for any-aged student developing literacy!
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use!  Start now!

My son and I just completed History III lesson 12, Understanding Life- Biology, Darwin, Theophrastus, Linnaes, and Vavilov. What struck me during the time my son and I read and understood the lesson was, the number of children being educated these days that study subjects, that seem to exist by themselves and that have little relevance to each other. It is no wonder why history, math or science is boring to most children. What my son and I just experienced was a vocabulary, geography, history and science lesson with a lab, all rolled into one! We learned what biology is, but we learned it in terms of the first scientists, and so we now know something about the passion they had for their subjects. Imagine being a scientist and guarding a seed vault from starving people in St Petersberg during a 900 day siege during WWII or as the Russian's call it, the great patriotic war. That is history and science coming alive! My son concluded his lesson by going outdoors, into the world to catalog and record the life he found around the house. He didn't leave anything out. A is getting a REAL education, thanks to your insight and effort to produce the best curriculum available today.  Thanks    R.P/, "Father of A."
The last course in the first semester of Step 2 History continues looking at big ideas. This course covers the many ways that science and technology have changed not only history, but also our lives today. From the first Greek scientist, Thales, to Einstein, a good look at the ways science made history, and continues to do so today.

What big ideas in science shifted human experience? How has technology made us what we are today? What is the purpose of technology in history, and where will it take us? The student studies science not so much as science, but as an important element in our history, all while developing literacy.  For ages 7-8, and for students of any age who are developing literacy.

16 lessons which will enlighten and fascinate, 5-6 weeks.

Concepts covered in this course include:

  • What is technology
  • The Stone Age
  • The Bronze Age
  • The Iron Age
  • The Wheel
  • The use of rivers for travel
  • The birth of farming and cultivation as a way of life
  • The birth of science in ancient Greece
  • Roman science
  • Islamic Science
  • The Renaissance and science
  • Da Vinci
  • Ways that science figures out the physical universe
  • Electric Light - Franklin, Tesla, Swan and Edison
  • Bell and the telephone
  • The Wright Brothers and the airplane
  • Ford, the automobile and the factory system
  • The Internet
  • Biology
  • Darwin (a part of a lesson plan that can be skipped for those who do not wish to teach it)
  • Linnaeus, the father of modern Botany
  • Vavilov, greatest Botonist
  • Einstein, light and the universe
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