Social Studies - 2019-20
WG.2 c - Technology and the Environment
The student will analyze how physical and ecological processes shape Earth’s surface by
c) explaining how technology affects one’s ability to modify and adapt to the environment.
Theme- Environment & Interaction
What makes up the Earth's environment?
How do humans affect their environment?
How does technology help humans adapt to their environment?
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Technology has expanded people’s
ability to modify and adapt to their
Influence of technology
- Agriculture (e.g., fertilizers, mechanization)
- Energy usage (e.g., fossil fuels, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, solar)
- Transportation (e.g., road building, railways, suburbs, mass/rapid transit, airport expansion)
Environmental impact on humans
- Settlement patterns
- Housing materials
- Agricultural activity
- Types of recreation
- Need for disaster planning