Bring the stories of technology and engineering into your history classes!
Inquiry learning empowers students to ask deep questions and do historical research that matters to them. No one debates the value of inquiry design in education, but teachers often lack the time and energy to develop high-quality inquiry lessons on a regular basis. Similarly, very few history teachers would reject the opportunity to infuse the stories of technology into their daily lessons, but who has the time? If only there were a FREE resource that infused technology and engineering into inquiry-based history lessons for high school teachers.
IEEE REACH creates free units of study, following the Inquiry Design Model, that engage your students in an exploration of the interaction of technology and history. Our C3 units span the spectrum of history from Athenian triremes to military drones, all while honing historical thinking skills like document analysis and persuasive writing. Every unit is the product of professional research by historians of engineering and technology adapted for high school students by experienced educators – and everything we offer is free to teachers and their students! Primary source documents, hands-on activities, and short videos are also included.
Technology is an integral part of history. It didn’t start with STEM – it’s been there all along. No matter your level of technological understanding, you can bring the stories of technology and engineering into your history classes with IEEE REACH. Registration is easy, fast, and everything is FREE! Create an account today, and bring technology and history together in your classroom – just like it is in real life!