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6-12 Education College & Career

Technology: Shaping Our World, 6th Edition

By: John B. Gradwell, Malcolm Welch, and Eugene Martin
ISBN: 978-1-59070-706-7
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2008
Subject: Technology / Engineering
Description
Designed for use in middle school introductory technology education courses, this edition of Technology: Shaping Our World continues its strong emphasis on technology, science, and math integration. This edition includes updated information on transportation, agriculture, medical advances, outsourcing, and energy and the environment. In addition to the text, the teaching package includes a Student Activity Manual with more than 100 skill-building and group activities. A comprehensive Teacher's Resource Binder, with additional activities, teaching suggestions, reproducible masters, and color transparencies, is available to supplement this edition.

A Teacher's Resource CD is also offered, containing all the contents of the Binder plus the ExamView Assessment Suite.
  • Modular Connections featured in each chapter tie chapter content to modular activities used in many programs.
  • Text covers all middle school objectives from the Standards for Technological Literacy.
  • Colorful, attractive layout and larger type appeal to students.
Products & Prices 6-12 Education
Products Pages ISBN Retail Price Order Quantity
Text 480 978-1-59070-706-7 $61.28
Designed for use in middle school introductory technology education courses, this edition of Technology: Shaping Our World continues its strong emphasis on technology, science, and math integration. This edition includes updated information on transportation, agriculture, medical advances, outsourcing, and energy and the environment.
Student Activity Manual 314 978-1-59070-708-1 $17.28
This supplement combines the elements of a workbook and a laboratory manual. Activities may be pencil-and-paper, hands-on, or a combination of the two.
Teacher's Wraparound Edition 576 978-1-59070-707-4 $84.00 *
Displays a variety of instructional support elements in the margins of each page to guide you in reviewing and reinforcing the chapter content. Related Web sites are often cited along with technology applications and cross-curricular ideas. It also provides correlations to national or industry standards, suggested course organizations, and strategies for implementing the student text.
Teacher's Manual 394 978-1-59070-709-8 $90.00 *
Provides numerous instructional resources that support each chapter of the textbook including teaching strategies, test masters, answer keys, introductory activities, reproducible masters, and additional resources. All of the resources for teaching each chapter are conveniently grouped together.
Teacher's Resource CD 475 questions 978-1-59070-711-1 $260.00 *
Provides useful instructional resources, ready to print, as you need them. Color transparencies and blackline reproducible masters are presented in PowerPoint format for easy classroom use. Related Web links allow you to connect to numerous online resources. Also included are lesson plans that you can quickly customize to make daily lesson planning easy.

Also included on this CD is the ExamView Assessment Suite.

System Requirements
Windows 98 SE (or higher); Minimum 32 MB of RAM (64 MB RAM recommended); Pentium 120 MHz processor (or higher); Adobe® Reader® (included on CD); PowerPoint 97 or PowerPoint Viewer 97 (included on CD) or higher; Internet browser (Microsoft® Internet Explorer recommended).
Teacher's Resource Binder 442 978-1-59070-710-4 $200.00 *
Binders provide all the instructional material from the Teacher's Manual, plus color transparencies, all in a convenient three-ring binder. G-W Binders have handles and Velcro closures to make them easier to carry between classrooms, office, and home.
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 850+ slides 978-1-59070-803-3 $240.00 *
Individual License. The colorful, photo-filled Instructor's PowerPoint Presentations select focus topics from each chapter to explore more fully through discussion questions requiring critical thinking. The program includes the PowerPoint Viewer utility, which permits display without the need for PowerPoint presentation graphic software.
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 850+ slides 978-1-59070-804-0 $600.00 *
Site License. The colorful, photo-filled Instructor's PowerPoint Presentations select focus topics from each chapter to explore more fully through discussion questions requiring critical thinking. The program includes the PowerPoint Viewer utility, which permits display without the need for PowerPoint presentation graphic software.
Companion Website       View Site
*To order instructor's materials call 800.323.0440.
Table of Contents
1. Technology and You-An Introduction
2. Generating and Developing Ideas
3. Communicating Ideas
4. Materials
5. Processing Materials
6. Structures
7. Construction
8. Machines
9. Transportation
10. Energy
11. Electricity and Magnetism
12. Using Electricity and Electronics
13. Information and Communication Technology
14. Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Medical Technology
15. The World of Work
16. Learning from the Past; Predicting the Future
Look Inside
Text
PDF
Introduction (PDF, 679 KB)
PDF
Chapter 6 (PDF, 1.09 MB)
PDF
Chapter 11 (PDF, 888 KB)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
PPS
Chapter 2 (PPS, 1.88 MB)
PPS
Chapter 6 (PPS, 1.86 MB)
Companion Website
www.g-wlearning.com
View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Technology Education)
Correlations
Alabama
Arkansas
 
EITE I & II, Grades 6-8
 
The Science of Technology, Grades 6-8
Kentucky
 
Introduction to Technology, Grades 6-9
 
Technology Inventions, Grades 6-9
 
Technology Systems, Grades 6-9
Texas
 
Technology Education, Middle School
Utah
 
Exploring Technology
About the Author(s)

John B. Gradwell - was initially educated at Loughborough University, England, after which he taught at both the elementary and secondary school levels. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Loughborough University and a bachelor of arts and master of arts from San Francisco State University. His work as a Research Fellow at Iowa State University culminated in a doctoral degree from ISU. Following doctoral studies, Dr. Gradwell taught at Temple University and subsequently at McGill University in the Faculty of Education where he is currently Professor Emeritus. His work has included the training of future and in-service teachers of technology education. His research focused on the integration of science within technology education including a comparison of European and North American systems. His industrial experience is primarily in cabinetmaking and fabrication and thermoforming of plastics.

Malcolm Welch - trained as a teacher of furniture design at Shoreditch College of Education, University of London. Following 22 years as a teacher in a variety of secondary schools in both England and Canada, he completed master of education and PhD degrees at McGill University. His doctoral work was included on the University's Dean's Honour List for outstanding research. He subsequently taught a graduate course in research methods and undergraduate courses in curriculum and instruction. Dr. Welch is currently Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Education, Queen's University. While at Queen's University, he directed the Elementary Science and Technology Project, a program that investigated approaches to the teaching of science and technology at the middle school level, provided professional development for teachers, and developed curriculum materials. He also worked on major curriculum projects in England and the United States, including the Standards for Technological Literacy.