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.
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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
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.