Technology Lesson 4 Tools of Military Power and Prestige
  
 
 
 
Technology Lesson 4 Tools of Military Power and Prestige

Overview 
Students identify how new technologies influenced weaponry, tactics, and strategies of war have sometimes facilitated or inhibited globalization since the late 19th century.

Relevant Learning Objectives
2. Evaluate the geopolitical, social and environmental consequences of technology on society

Procedure

Possible Classroom Activities

  • Technology Lesson 4 Introduction (0) What technologies do you use that initially came from the military? Would these innovations happen absent of war?
  • Technology Lesson 4 Lecture and Discussion on Military Power (0) Compare and contrast readings and perspectives on technology and military power during the early 19th and 20th century. This activity can be done in a frontal style or in small group discussions. Students can read one of the readings and then contribute to the group discussion based on that reading. The main points of the ...
  • Technology Lesson 4 Lecture and Discussion on Post-WWII Technologies (0) Compare and contrast readings and perspectives on technologies’ influence on war, post World War II. Supplement the discussion with the Youtube videos. This activity can be done in a frontal style or in small group discussions. Students can read one of the readings and then contribute to the group discussion based on that reading. The ...
  • Technology Lesson 4 Online Research and Presentation on Regional Conflict (0) Students (individually or in small groups) conduct online research and then present in class and/or in a short essay. Students analyze how some weapons have been recently implicated in or may soon influence some regional or global conflict
  • Technology Lesson 4 Trench Warfare Simulation (0) Lead the class through this online simulation to understand limitations of weapons during World War I. The teacher can also assign this as homework and ask the students to reflect upon the limitations of technology during World War I.
  • Technology Lesson 4 Discussion on the Origins of the Internet (0) What are the origins of the Internet? How does the technology work? How has the functionality and use of this technology changed in the past 40 years? What is so revolutionary about this technology?

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