China: Factory of the World (Technology Through the Ages – High School CBA)
Washington State Curriculum-Based Assessment: Technology Through the Ages
This document is entitled to assist teachers who are implementing the Technology Through the Ages CBA for high school students. It may also be useful to anyone teaching about current world issues, international relations, and related fields.
The Technology Through the Ages CBA states that “a responsible citizen needs to understand historical developments and their economic impacts to make informed decisions about their lives, the nation, and the world today.” Using appropriate historical research practices, you will write an analysis of how a technological change that occurred in history impacts our lives today.
In this activity students will learn about China’s current industrial revolution and explore the benefits and costs of its spectacular growth. Since this is a huge topic, this unit will guide students in breaking this topic down and choosing one aspect to research and present. Although the purpose of this unit is to guide 10th graders to complete the Social Studies CBA: Technology Through the Ages successfully, this lesson can easily be used with a corresponding grade 8-12 subject. (Download Here)