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Keywords: Manufacturing, Agriculture, Evolution
Subject(s): Information Skills, Art, Spelling, Technology, Grammar, Life Science, Writing, Earth Science, Reading, Math, English/Language Arts
Grades 9 through 10
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Hampshire Unit School, Hampshire, TN
Planned By: Stephen Kelley
Original Author: Stephen Kelley, Hampshire
Driving question: How has manufacturing evolved through the years and what effects has that had on production?

Students will research the history of manufacturing. They will write at least a 1 page research paper (MLA format). They will document the evolution of manufacturing from pre-industrial age through today. They will list and discuss the 5 general steps of manufacturing (preparation, processing, assembly, finishing, & packaging). They will discuss the effects that the evolution of manufacturing has had on production. Students must have a minimum of 4 reliable sources (MLA format).

Students will choose an agriculture related item to research. They will trace it's development from raw material to finished product. They will trace the development of this product through the 5 steps of manufacturing. They will present this information in PowerPoint format (minimum of 10 slides) and include a minimum of 4 reliable sources.

Students will be graded by a rubric on the paper and the PPT presentation.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Reading, Writing, Math, Technology, Agriculture, Art,
Materials: Projectors, Projector Screens, Hard Drives, Printers, Power, Flash/USB Drives, Reading, Literacy, Writing, High, Office Suite, Word Processor, Slideshow, Timeline, Internet Services