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Topic: Impact of technology 

Technology

 Standard 3.  Understands the relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 2.Knows that new tools and ways of doing things affect all aspects of life, and may have positive or negative effects on other people
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that new tools affect all aspects of life
     2.Knows that new ways of doing things affect all aspects of life
     3.Knows that new tools may have positive or negative effects on other people
     4.Knows that new ways of doing things may have positive or negative effects on other people
   Benchmark 3.Knows that man-made materials, products, and systems can affect the environment adversely, yet there are things that can be done to circumvent this process (e.g., disposing of waste properly, reusing old objects in new designs)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that man-made materials can affect the environment adversely
     2.Knows that man-made products can affect the environment adversely
     3.Knows that man-made systems can affect the environment adversely
     4.Knows that things can be done to circumvent the adverse effects of man-made materials on the environment
     5.Knows that things can be done to circumvent the adverse effects of man-made products on the environment
     6.Knows that things can be done to circumvent the adverse effects of man-made systems on the environment
     7.Knows that the proper disposal of waste can circumvent the adverse environmental effects of technology
     8.Knows that reusing old objects in new designs can circumvent the adverse environmental effects of technology
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 1.Knows that technologies often have costs as well as benefits and can have an enormous effect on people and other living things
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that technologies often have costs as well as benefits
     2.Knows that technologies can have an enormous effect on people and other living things
   Benchmark 2.Knows areas in which technology has improved human lives (e.g., transportation, communication, nutrition, sanitation, health care, entertainment)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that transportation is an area in which technology has improved human lives
     2.Knows that communication is an area in which technology has improved human lives
     3.Knows that nutrition is an area in which technology has improved human lives
     4.Knows that sanitation is an area in which technology has improved human lives
     5.Knows that health care is an area in which technology has improved human lives
     6.Knows that entertainment is an area in which technology has improved human lives
     7.Knows the impact that technology has on people’s lives
   Benchmark 5.Understands that technology may affect the environment both negatively and positively (e.g., a mass transit system may both reduce the number of cars in an area, but also cause harm to wildlife in the area)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that technology may affect the environment negatively
     2.Understands that technology may affect the environment positively
     3.Understands that a mass transit system may reduce the number of cars in an area and is an example of the positive effect that technology may have on the environment
     4.Understands that a mass transit system may cause harm to wildlife in the area and is an example of the negative effect technology may have on the environment
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Knows ways in which technology has influenced the course of history (e.g., revolutions in agriculture, manufacturing, sanitation, medicine, warfare, transportation, information processing, communication)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that an agricultural revolution is one way in which technology has influenced the course of history
     2.Knows that a manufacturing revolution is one way in which technology has influenced the course of history
     3.Knows that a sanitation revolution is one way in which technology has influenced the course of history
     4.Knows that a revolution in medicine is one way in which technology has influenced the course of history
     5.Knows that a warfare revolution is one way in which technology has influenced the course of history
     6.Knows that a transportation revolution is one way in which technology has influenced the course of history
     7.Knows that an information revolution processing is one way in which technology has influenced the course of history
   Benchmark 5.Knows ways in which technology and society influence one another (e.g., new products and processes for society are developed through technology; technological changes are often accompanied by social, political, and economic changes; technology is influenced by social needs, attitudes, values, and limitations, and cultural backgrounds and beliefs)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows ways in which technology influences society
     2.Knows ways in which society influences technology
     3.Knows that new products and processes for society are developed through technology
     4.Knows that technological changes are often accompanied by social, political, and economic changes
     5.Knows that technology is influenced by social needs, attitudes, values, and limitations, and cultural backgrounds and beliefs
   Benchmark 6.Knows ways technology is used to protect the environment and prevent damage caused by nature (e.g., new building technologies protect cities from earthquakes, bacteria are used in cleaning water)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows ways technology is used to protect the environment
     2.Knows ways technology is used to prevent damage caused by nature
     3.Knows that new building technologies protect cities from earthquakes
     4.Knows that new technologies allow bacteria to be used in cleaning water
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Knows that alternatives, risks, costs, and benefits must be considered when deciding on proposals to introduce new technologies or to curtail existing ones (e.g., Are there alternative ways to achieve the same ends? Who benefits and who suffers? What are the financial and social costs and who bears them? How serious are the risks and who is in jeopardy? What resources will be needed and where will they come from?)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that alternatives must be considered when deciding on proposals to introduce new technologies
     2.Knows that alternatives must be considered when deciding on proposals to curtail existing technologies
     3.Knows that risks must be considered when deciding on proposals to introduce new technologies
     4.Knows that risks must be considered when deciding on proposals to curtail existing technologies
     5.Knows that costs must be considered when deciding on proposals to introduce new technologies
     6.Knows that costs must be considered when deciding on proposals to curtail existing technologies
     7.Knows that benefits must be considered when deciding on proposals to introduce new technologies
     8.Knows that benefits must be considered when deciding on proposals to curtail existing technologies
     9.Knows that alternative ways to achieve the same ends needs to be considered when deciding on proposals to introduce new technologies or to curtail existing ones
     10.Knows that who benefits and who suffers from technologies needs to be considered when deciding on proposals to introduce new technologies or to curtail existing ones
     11.Knows that the financial and social costs and who bears them needs to be considered when deciding on proposals to introduce new technologies or to curtail existing ones
     12.Knows that the risks of technologies and who is in jeopardy needs to be considered when deciding on proposals to introduce new technologies or to curtail existing ones
     13.Knows that the resources needs and how they will be supplied needs to be considered when deciding on proposals to introduce new technologies or to curtail existing ones
   Benchmark 5.Knows examples of advanced and emerging technologies (e.g., virtual environment, personal digital assistants, voice recognition software) and how they could impact society
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows examples of advanced technologies
     2.Knows examples of emerging technologies
     3.Knows that virtual environment is an example of an advanced and emerging technology
     4.Knows that the personal digital assistant (PDA) is an example of an advanced and emerging technology
     5.Knows that voice recognition software is an example of an advanced and emerging technology
     6.Knows how advanced technologies could impact society
     7.Knows how emerging technologies could impact society
   Benchmark 7.Knows that technology can benefit the environment by providing scientific information, providing new solutions to older problems, and reducing the negative consequences of existing technology (e.g., monitoring a habitat or measuring greenhouse gases, improving renewable energy sources, and creating scrubbers to improve coal-burning facilities)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that technology can benefit the environment by providing scientific information
     2.Knows that technology can benefit the environment by providing new solutions to older problems
     3.Knows that technology can benefit the environment by reducing the negative consequences of existing technology
     4.Knows that technology can benefit the environment by monitoring a habitat or measuring greenhouse gases
     5.Knows that technology can benefit the environment by improving renewable energy sources

Family/Consumer Sciences

 Standard 4.  Understand how knowledge and skills related to consumer and resources management affect the well-being of individuals, families, and society
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 10.Understands ways in which technology can impact the quality of life for individuals and families
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands ways in which technology can impact the quality of life for individuals
     2.Understands ways in which technology can impact the quality of life for families