U.S. History Bell Ringer Respond to the following questions in your journal: Imagine what it would be like to live in a world without change. Describe an important change that occurred at some point in your life.
What were some long term consequences of the change?
True or False The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same.
How has America changed or stayed the same over the last 150 years. Topics to consider: -- Government -- Economy -- Technology -- Democracy -- Work -- Family -- Where people live -- Values -- Beliefs -- Environment
U.S. History Theme #2 Why Do Things Change? Technology Ideas
“Technology is the process by which humans modify nature to meet their needs and wants” National Academy of Sciences
True or False Respond True or False in your Journal Technological innovation is created in a great leap by one person having a “Eureka (Aha!)” moment. Technological innovation is created gradually as people build upon each other’s work over time. Technological innovation can change not just how people live, but how they think. Technological innovation is making our world and human life better.
True or False Respond True or False in your Journal One individual can change the direction of history Individuals are just products of their times. History is mainly the story of great individuals. It is the unseen current of the masses of a society that steer the ship of history, not the leaders or thinkers who think they are at the helm.
Great Man Theory "The history of the world is but the biography of great men," Thomas Carlyle - Buddha - Newton
Structural Theories “You must admit that the genesis of a great man depends on the long series of complex influences which has produced the [society] in which he appears, ….Before he can remake his society, his society must make him.” Herbert Spencer
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