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Discovery Experience 4 –  History is the KeyThe students will demonstrate an understanding the history of robotics from its beginning to today by exploring resources and creating a classroom timeline of the history of robotics.

STANDARDS   ADDRESSED

SCIENCE

ELA READING

ELA WRITING

ELA SPEAKING/LISTENING

MATH

TECHNOLOGY

 

LA.6.1.2

LA.6.4.1 - LA.6.4.4

LA.6.6.1, LA.6.6.3

 

 

 

LA.6.2.1 - LA.6.2.3

LA.7.4.1 - LA.7.4.4

LA.7.6.1, LA.7.6.2

 

 

 

LA.7.1.2

LA.8.4.1 - LA.8.4.4

LA.8.6.1, LA.8.6.2

 

 

 

LA.7.2.1 - LA.7.2.4

LA.6.5.1, LA.7.5.1

LA.6.6.4

 

 

 

LA.8.1.2, LA.8.2.2

LA.8.5.1

LA.7.6.3

 

 

 

LA.8.2.3 - LA.8.2.4

 

LA.8.6.4

 

 


Time Allotment: Approximately 5 days

Days 1-2  ( Understanding the Past)

Materials and Resources Needed:

Resources
  1. Internet access
  2. Nonfiction Books on History of Robotics (TR)
  3. Library reference materials
  4. History of Robotics Websites (TR)
  5. Note taking materials (index cards), highlighters, notebook paper
  6. Timeline Segment
  7. Timeline Rubric (TR)


Procedure:

  1. Refer to "Roadmap" and highlight step 4 - Learn the history of robotics
  2. State objective for this lesson.
  3. Explain timeline assignment by going over the guidelines and scoring rubrics
  4. Introduce students to resources available
  5. Divide class into small groups of 3-4 students
  6. Assign each group a time range
  7. This is a team project with specific individual responsibilities.
  8. Each member of the group will research one event or robot from the time range assigned to his/her group
    • Suggested Time Ranges
      • 15th Century & earlier
      • 16th Century
      • 18th Century
      • 19th Century
      • 20th Century (3 groups: 1901-1945, 1946-1975, 1976-2000)
      • 21st Century
  9. Review guidelines for assignment
  10. Allow time in class for research.  Complete at home.


Discovery Experience 4 –  History is the KeyThe students will demonstrate an understanding the history of robotics from its beginning to today by exploring resources and creating a classroom timeline of the history of robotics.


Days 3-4 (Presentations - Build Timeline as Presentations are Given)

Resources

Materials:

  1. Area of classroom or hallway wall for display of timeline
  2. Presentation and  timeline rubrics
  3. Study guide on history of robotics (student made)


Procedure:

  1. Allow each group time for presenting their segment of the time line
  2. Follow each presentation with questions and discussion
  3. At completion of all presentations discuss what generalizations can be made about the history of robotics
    1. How long have robots been around?
    2. What century in our history showed the most development in the field of robotics?
    3. How have the inventions or advancements changed over time ?
    4.  Who do you think had the greatest influence in the field of robotics?
  4. Predict questions about the history of robotics that the robot’s captors may use in their maze
  5. Use these questions and any others as a study guide.  A study guide can be made by folding notebook paper in half lengthwise.  Students write the question on the right and the answer on the left.  Be sure all material covered in the test is on the study guide.
  6. Give students time to use the timeline and other resources to answer the questions.
  7. Check study guides together



Evaluation:

Individual contribution to timeline
Group presentation


Discovery Experience 4 –  History is the KeyThe students will demonstrate an understanding the history of robotics from its beginning to today by exploring resources and creating a classroom timeline of the history of robotics.


Day 5 (Quiz on History of Robotics)

Resources

Materials:

  1. Study Guides (student made)
  2. Robotics History Test


Procedure:

  1. Break class into study groups
  2. Review study guide material in groups (about half the period)
  3. Administer Rbotics History Test  - independent work
  4. Grade test and check off "Passport" from Unit Introduction

Evaluation:
Robotics History Quiz


Language Arts Extensions

  1. Note taking Skills/Determining Importance in Text.  The site below has some excellent information on note taking and determining importance in text.  When you get to the site, click on the “Determining Importance Handout"
  2. There is also a note taking form and some good staff development PPT presentations on determining importance in text in the TR section of this unit.
  3. Write a class informational book about the history of robotics


Technology/Language Arts Extension
Design an interactive timeline or Jeopardy type game on the history of robotics

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