WHAT YOU NEED
WHAT TO DO
movement of goods
Explain to students that society is held together by these activities that we normally take for granted. Each one of these, however, has changed over time, sometimes gradually, sometimes dramatically, as methods, machines, and technology have improved.
Some students might concentrate on one specific product or service within a broader area. For example, a student might show how milk production has changed over time. In medicine, students might show the developments in anesthesia.
You may be able to invite a practioner in one of these areas to class to share the history of the profession, skill, or technology.
The library may have, or be able to obtain, copies of early catalogues from mail-order houses, such as the 1909 Sears Catalogue. Have students compare their contents to the contents of modern-day catalogues.
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