ALEX Classroom Resource

  

Communication Technology: From Smoke Signals to Smartphones

  Classroom Resource Information  

Title:

Communication Technology: From Smoke Signals to Smartphones

URL:

https://www.getepic.com/book/67872103/communication-technology-from-smoke-signals-to-smartphones?utm_source=t2t&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=content&share=3838385014

Content Source:

Other
Epic
Type: Interactive/Game

Overview:

This classroom resource from Epic! is a book that traces the development of inventions in communication technology – from the earliest steps to our current technology. This book can be used to introduce a lesson on describing families and communities of the past and identifying ways everyday life has changed.

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: K
Living and Working Together in Family and Community
12 ) Describe families and communities of the past, including jobs, education, transportation, communication, and recreation.

•  Identifying ways everyday life has both changed and remained the same
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: Living and Working Together in Family and Community
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Compare and contrast schools, communication, transportation, jobs and recreation of the past and present.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • community
  • family
  • transportation
  • communication
  • recreation
  • long ago
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Families and communities of today participate in many of the same activities that families and communities of the past participate in.
  • Some aspects of family and community ways of life have changed over time while others have remained the same or similar.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Name various jobs performed by family and community members in the past and present.
  • Describe the ways schools, communication, transportation, and recreation of the past are similar and different to the ways of today.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There are many similarities and differences between the ways people lived in the past and the ways we live today.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.K.12- Identify how everyday life has changed or remained the same over time.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 1
Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
6 ) Compare ways individuals and groups in the local community and state lived in the past to how they live today. (Alabama)

•  Identifying past and present forms of communication
Examples: past—letter, radio, rotary-dial telephone

present—e-mail, television, cellular telephone

•  Identifying past and present types of apparel
•  Identifying past and present types of technology
Examples: past—record player, typewriter, wood-burning stove

present—compact diskette (CD) and digital video diskette (DVD) players, video cassette recorder (VCR), computer, microwave oven

•  Identifying past and present types of recreation
Examples: past—marbles, hopscotch, jump rope

present—video games, computer games

•  Identifying past and present primary sources
Examples: past—letters, newspapers

present—e-mail, Internet articles

Unpacked Content
Strand: History, Civics and Government
Course Title: Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Compare ways individuals and groups in the local community and throughout Alabama lived in the past to how they live today.
  • Identify past and present forms of communication, apparel, technology recorder, recreation, primary sources.
  • Analyze pictures of the past and compare what is seen to the present.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • compare
  • identify
  • analyze
  • past
  • present
  • communication
  • apparel
  • technology
  • recreation
  • primary sources
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Changes occur from past to present and can compare these changes.
  • Communication, apparel, technology, recreation, and primary sources show forms of change over time.
  • Individuals and groups in the local community and throughout Alabama provide information about changes in everyday life.
  • Vocabulary: past, present, communication, apparel, technology, recreation
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Compare past and present forms of communication, apparel, technology, and recreation using primary sources in the local community and throughout Alabama.
  • Analyze pictures from the past to the present.
  • Write and speak about individuals and groups that lived in the past compared to those of the present.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • People in Alabama and the local community lived differently from past to present in areas such as communication, apparel, technology, recreation, and primary sources.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.1.6- Identify past and present forms of communication; identify past and present types of apparel; identify past and present types of technology; identify past and present types of recreation; identify past and present primary sources.


Tags: communication, community, family
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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Comments
Epic! is free for teachers and schools. Teachers will need to create a free account to access and assign books to students. This book was written by Tracey Kelly The recommended AR age is 5-7 years old. The book includes a glossary, timeline, and additional resources including websites.
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Author: Ginger Boyd