# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Engineering Concepts and Processes III Task 1329248383

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Research current technological trends.

Definition

Research should result in identifying products, processes, or ideas that have improved and evolved over time. Research should examine the following areas of the designed world:
  • Manufacturing technologies
  • Construction technologies
  • Energy and power technologies
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Agriculture and related biotechnologies
  • Medical technologies
  • Transportation technologies

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is a technological trend?
  • How is tracking a technological trend advantageous?
  • What is an example of a technological trend?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.4

The student will read, comprehend, and analyze relationships among American literature, history, and culture.
  1. Describe contributions of different cultures to the development of American literature.
  2. Compare and contrast the development of American literature in its historical context.
  3. Analyze American literature, as it reflects traditional and contemporary themes, motifs, universal characters, and genres.
  4. Interpret the social or cultural function of American literature.
  5. Analyze how context and language structures convey an author’s intent and viewpoint.
  6. Critique how authors use key literary elements to contribute to meaning including character development, theme, conflict, and archetypes within and across texts .
  7. Interpret how the sound and imagery of poetry support the subject, mood, and theme, and appeal to the reader’s senses.
  8. Evaluate how specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice support the author’s purpose.
  9. Analyze the use of dramatic conventions in American literature.
  10. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).
  11. Compare/contrast literary and informational nonfiction texts.

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

History and Social Science

GOVT.9

The student will apply social science skills to understand the process by which public policy is made by

  1. defining public policy and determining how to differentiate public and private action;
  2. examining different perspectives on the role of government;
  3. describing how the national government influences the public agenda and shapes public policy by examining examples such as the Equal Rights Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 9524 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965;
  4. describing how the state and local governments influence the public agenda and shape public policy;
  5. investigating and evaluating the process by which policy is implemented by the bureaucracy at each level;
  6. analyzing how the incentives of individuals, interest groups, and the media influence public policy; and
  7. devising a course of action to address local and/or state issues.

GOVT.15

The student will apply social science skills to understand the role of government in the Virginia and United States economies by

  1. describing the provision of government goods and services that are not readily produced by the market;
  2. describing government’s establishment and maintenance of the rules and institutions in which markets operate, including the establishment and enforcement of property rights, contracts, consumer rights, labor-management relations, environmental protection, and competition in the marketplace;
  3. investigating and describing the types and purposes of taxation that are used by local, state, and federal governments to pay for services provided by the government;
  4. analyzing how Congress can use fiscal policy to stabilize the economy;
  5. describing the effects of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy on price stability, employment, and the economy; and
  6. evaluating the trade-offs in government decisions.

VUS.8

The student will apply social science skills to understand how the nation grew and changed from the end of Reconstruction through the early twentieth century by

  1. explaining the westward movement of the population in the United States, with emphasis on the role of the railroads, communication systems, admission of new states to the Union, and the impact on American Indians;
  2. analyzing the factors that transformed the American economy from agrarian to industrial and explaining how major inventions transformed life in the United States, including the emergence of leisure activities;
  3. examining the contributions of new immigrants and evaluating the challenges they faced, including anti-immigration legislation;
  4. analyzing the impact of prejudice and discrimination, including “Jim Crow” laws, the responses of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, and the practice of eugenics in Virginia;
  5. evaluating and explaining the social and cultural impact of industrialization, including rapid urbanization; and
  6. evaluating and explaining the economic outcomes and the political, cultural, and social developments of the Progressive Movement and the impact of its legislation.

VUS.13

The student will apply social science skills to understand the social, political, and cultural movements and changes in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century by

  1. explaining the factors that led to United States expansion;
  2. evaluating and explaining the impact of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the roles of Thurgood Marshall and Oliver W. Hill, Sr., and how Virginia responded to the decision;
  3. explaining how the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the 1963 March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) had an impact on all Americans;
  4. analyzing changes in immigration policy and the impact of increased immigration;
  5. evaluating and explaining the foreign and domestic policies pursued by the American government after the Cold War;
  6. explaining how scientific and technological advances altered American lives; and
  7. evaluating and explaining the changes that occurred in American culture.

VUS.14

The student will apply social science skills to understand political and social conditions in the United States during the early twenty-first century by

  1. assessing the development of and changes in domestic policies, with emphasis on the impact of the role the United States Supreme Court played in defining a constitutional right to privacy, affirming equal rights, and upholding the rule of law;
  2. evaluating and explaining the changes in foreign policies and the role of the United States in a world confronted by international terrorism, with emphasis on the American response to 9/11 (September 11, 2001);
  3. evaluating the evolving and changing role of government, including its role in the American economy; and
  4. explaining scientific and technological changes and evaluating their impact on American culture

WHII.9

The student will apply social science skills to understand global interactions between 1800 to about 1900 by

  1. locating the United States of America, describing its expansion between 1776 and 1900, and assessing its changing role in the world;
  2. locating Latin America, explaining the causes and effects of the revolutions, with emphasis on the contributions of Toussaint L’Ouverture and Simón Bolívar, and identifying the impact of the American and French Revolutions on Latin America;
  3. describing the political and social challenges faced by Latin American nations, with emphasis on the Monroe Doctrine;
  4. assessing the impact of European colonization and imperialism on Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands, and Australia; and
  5. analyzing the relationship between industrialization, imperialism, and nationalism.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

13. Assess the Impact of Products and Systems

 

14. Medical Technologies

 

15. Agricultural and Related Biotechnologies

 

16. Energy and Power Technologies

 

17. Information and Communication Technologies

 

18. Transportation Technologies

 

19. Manufacturing Technologies

 

20. Construction Technologies

 

7. The Influence of Technology on History

 

TSA Competitive Events

Biotechnology Design

 

Debating Technological Issues

 

Essays on Technology

 

Transportation Modeling