# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Technological Systems Task 173547830

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Assess the impact of technological systems on individuals, resources, society, and the environment.

Definition

Assessment should include
  • collecting performance data on economic, environmental, and social consequences of a technological system
  • determining if the outputs were
    • planned or unplanned
    • desired or undesired.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does technology affect people and society?
  • How does the use of different resources affect a system?
  • How does data assist in making informed choices relating to technology?
  • What are examples of anticipated and unanticipated impacts technology has on society?
  • What ethical issues relate to the selection and use of technology?

Related Standards of Learning

English

6.6

The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Skim materials using text features such as type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
  2. Identify main idea.
  3. Summarize supporting details.
  4. Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences based on explicit and implied information.
  6. Identify the author’s organizational pattern(s).
  7. Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern.
  8. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
  9. Identify cause and effect relationships.
  10. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  11. Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

7.6

The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Skim materials using text features including type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
  2. Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.
  3. Make inferences and draw logical conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence.
  4. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
  5. Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.
  6. Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint.
  7. Identify the main idea.
  8. Summarize text identifying supporting details.
  9. Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
  10. Identify cause and effect relationships.
  11. Organize and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.
  12. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  13. Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

8.6

The student will read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.
  2. Apply knowledge of text features and organizational patterns to analyze selections.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview or locate information.
  4. Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
  5. Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, word choice, and impact.
  6. Analyze details for relevance and accuracy.
  7. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
  8. Identify the main idea.
  9. Summarize the text identifying supporting details.
  10. Identify cause and effect relationships.
  11. Evaluate, organize, and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.
  12. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  13. Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

History and Social Science

CE.1

The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  1. analyzing and interpreting evidence from primary and secondary sources, including charts, graphs, and political cartoons;
  2. analyzing how political and economic trends influence public policy, using demographic information and other data sources;
  3. analyzing information to create diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and spreadsheets;
  4. determining the accuracy and validity of information by separating fact and opinion and recognizing bias;
  5. constructing informed, evidence-based arguments from multiple sources;
  6. determining multiple cause-and-effect relationships that impact political and economic events;
  7. taking informed action to address school, community, local, state, national, and global issues;
  8. using a decision-making model to analyze and explain the costs and benefits of a specific choice;
  9. applying civic virtue and democratic principles to make collaborative decisions; and
  10. defending conclusions orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences, using evidence from sources.

USI.1

The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship, by

  1. analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in United States history;
  2. analyzing and interpreting geographic information to determine patterns and trends in United States history;
  3. interpreting charts, graphs, and pictures to determine characteristics of people, places, or events in United States history;
  4. using evidence to draw conclusions and make generalizations;
  5. comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, and political perspectives in United States history;
  6. determining relationships with multiple causes or effects in United States history;
  7. explaining connections across time and place;
  8. using a decision-making model to identify the costs and benefits of a specific choice made;
  9. identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the ethical use of material or intellectual property; and
  10. investigating and researching to develop products orally and in writing.

USI.8

The student will apply social science skills to understand westward expansion and reform in America from 1801 to 1861 by

  1. describing territorial expansion and how it affected the political map of the United States, with emphasis on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the acquisitions of Florida, Texas, Oregon, and California;
  2. explaining how geographic and economic factors influenced the westward movement of settlers;
  3. explaining the impact of westward expansion on American Indians;
  4. describing the impact of inventions, including the cotton gin, the reaper, the steamboat, and the steam locomotive, on life in America; and
  5. explaining the main ideas of the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements.

USII.1

The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  1. analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in United States history;
  2. analyzing and interpreting geographic information to determine patterns and trends in United States history;
  3. interpreting charts, graphs, and pictures to determine characteristics of people, places, or events in United States history;
  4. using evidence to draw conclusions and make generalizations;
  5. comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, and political perspectives in United States history;
  6. determining relationships with multiple causes or effects in United States history;
  7. explaining connections across time and place;
  8. using a decision-making model to identify costs and benefits of a specific choice made;
  9. identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the ethical use of material or intellectual property; and
  10. investigating and researching to develop products orally and in writing.

USII.4

The student will apply social science skills to understand how life changed after the Civil War by

  1. examining the reasons for westward expansion, including its impact on American Indians;
  2. explaining the reasons for the increase in immigration, growth of cities, and challenges arising from this expansion;
  3. describing racial segregation, the rise of “Jim Crow,” and other constraints faced by African Americans and other groups in the post-Reconstruction South;
  4. explaining the impact of new inventions, the rise of big business, the growth of industry, and the changes to life on American farms in response to industrialization; and
  5. evaluating and explaining the impact of the Progressive Movement on child labor, working conditions, the rise of organized labor, women’s suffrage, and the temperance movement.

USII.6

The student will apply social science skills to understand the social, economic, and technological changes of the early twentieth century by

  1. explaining how developments in factory and labor productivity, transportation (including the use of the automobile), communication, and rural electrification changed American life and standard of living;
  2. describing the social and economic changes that took place, including prohibition and the Great Migration north and west;
  3. examining art, literature, and music from the 1920s and 1930s, with emphasis on Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Georgia O’Keeffe, and the Harlem Renaissance; and
  4. analyzing the causes of the Great Depression, its impact on Americans, and the major features of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

USII.8

The student will apply social science skills to understand the economic, social, and political transformation of the United States and the world between the end of World War II and the present by

  1. describing the rebuilding of Europe and Japan after World War II, the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as superpowers, and the establishment of the United Nations;
  2. describing the conversion from a wartime to a peacetime economy;
  3. examining the role of the United States in defending freedom during the Cold War, including the wars in Korea and Vietnam, the Cuban missile crisis, the collapse of communism in Europe, and the rise of new challenges;
  4. describing the changing patterns of society, including expanded educational and economic opportunities for military veterans, women, and minorities; and
  5. evaluating and explaining the impact of international trade and globalization on American life.

USII.9

The student will apply social science skills to understand the key domestic and international issues during the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries by

  1. examining the impact of the Civil Rights Movement, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the changing role of women on all Americans;
  2. describing the development of new technologies in communication, entertainment, and business and their impact on American life;
  3. analyzing how representative citizens have influenced America scientifically, culturally, academically, and economically; and
  4. evaluating and explaining American foreign policy, immigration, the global environment, and other emerging issues.

Mathematics

7.9

The student, given data in a practical situation, will
  1. represent data in a histogram;
  2. make observations and inferences about data represented in a histogram; and
  3. compare histograms with the same data represented in stem-and-leaf plots, line plots, and circle graphs.

8.12

The student will
  1. represent numerical data in boxplots;
  2. make observations and inferences about data represented in boxplots; and
  3. compare and analyze two data sets using boxplots.

8.14

The student will
  1. evaluate an algebraic expression for given replacement values of the variables; and
  2. simplify algebraic expressions in one variable.

Science

6.7

The student will investigate and understand the natural processes and human interactions that affect watershed systems. Key concepts include
  1. the health of ecosystems and the abiotic factors of a watershed;
  2. the location and structure of Virginia’s regional watershed systems;
  3. divides, tributaries, river systems, and river and stream processes;
  4. wetlands;
  5. estuaries;
  6. major conservation, health, and safety issues associated with watersheds; and
  7. water monitoring and analysis using field equipment, including hand-held technology.

6.9

The student will investigate and understand public policy decisions relating to the environment. Key concepts include
  1. management of renewable resources;
  2. management of nonrenewable resources;
  3. the mitigation of land-use and environmental hazards through preventive measures; and
  4. cost/benefit tradeoffs in conservation policies.

LS.10

The student will investigate and understand that ecosystems, communities, populations, and organisms are dynamic, change over time, and respond to daily, seasonal, and long-term changes in their environment. Key concepts include
  1. phototropism, hibernation, and dormancy;
  2. factors that increase or decrease population size; and
  3. eutrophication, climate changes, and catastrophic disturbances.

LS.11

The student will investigate and understand the relationships between ecosystem dynamics and human activity. Key concepts include
  1. food production and harvest;
  2. change in habitat size, quality, or structure;
  3. change in species competition;
  4. population disturbances and factors that threaten or enhance species survival; and
  5. environmental issues.

PS.5

The student will investigate and understand changes in matter and the relationship of these changes to the Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy. Key concepts include
  1. physical changes;
  2. chemical changes; and
  3. nuclear reactions.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

4. The Cultural, Social, Economic, and Political Effects of Technology

 

5. The Effects of Technology on the Environment

 

6. The Role of Society in the Development and Use of Technology

 

TSA Competitive Events

Biotechnology

 

Environmental Engineering

 

Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)

 

Medical Technology

 

System Control Technology