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Topic: Invention and innovation 

World History

 Standard 13.  Understands the causes and consequences of the development of Islamic civilization between the 7th and 10th centuries
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 6.Understands the impact of the invention of paper on various cultures (e.g., Chinese, Muslim, later European culture and its route from its source through Muslim lands to Europe)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the impact of the invention of paper on Chinese culture
     2.Understands the impact of the invention of paper on Muslim culture
     3.Understands the impact of the invention of paper on later European culture
     4.Knows the route of the invention of paper from its source through Muslim lands to Europe
 Standard 36.  Understands patterns of global change in the era of Western military and economic dominance from 1800 to 1914
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the impact of new inventions and technological developments in various regions of the world (e.g., how new inventions transformed patterns of global communication, trade, and state power; how new machines, fertilizers, transport systems, and commercialization affected agricultural production; significant inventions and inventors in 19th-century Europe and America)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how new inventions transformed patterns of global communication
     2.Understands how new inventions transformed patterns of global trade
     3.Understands how new inventions transformed patterns of state power
     4.Understands how new machines, fertilizers, transport systems, and commercialization affected agricultural production

Technology

 Standard 3.  Understands the relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 3.Knows that new inventions often lead to other new inventions and ways of doing things
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that new inventions often lead to other new inventions
     2.Knows that new inventions often lead to new ways of doing things
   Benchmark 4.Knows that new inventions reflect people’s needs and wants, and when these change, technology changes to reflect the new needs and wants
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that new inventions reflect people’s needs and wants
     2.Knows that when people’s needs and wants change, technology changes to reflect new needs and wants
 Standard 4.  Understands the nature of technological design
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 3.Knows that people are always inventing new ways to solve problems and accomplish work (e.g., a computer is a machine that helps people work and play)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that people are always inventing new ways to solve problems
     2.Knows that people are always inventing new ways to accomplish work
     3.Knows that the computer, a machine that helps people work and play, is an example of human invention
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 8.Knows that people have invented and used tools throughout history to solve problems and improve ways of doing things
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that throughout history, people have invented and used tools to solve problems
     3.Knows that throughout history, people have invented and used tools to improve ways of doing things
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 8.Knows that invention is the process of creating a new system or object out of an idea while innovation is the process of modifying an existing system or object to improve it (e.g., the specialization of function of a subsystem)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that invention is the process of creating a new system or object out of an idea
     2.Knows that innovation is the process of modifying an existing system or object to improve it
     3.Understands that the specialization of function of a subsystem is an example of innovation