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The Alphabet

Due Date: September 14

During the ancient times, the artistry and craft of reading and writing was considered one of the most prestigious knowledge’s that a human could possess. Today, it is commonplace, a basic educational building block in all schools across America. Unfortunately, it seems as though something has gotten lost in translation during the last 10,000 years where our ambition to master the communicative ability to disseminate information, through channels of text, have been discarded for more immediate and temporary means – mass media.

This lesson focuses on the origin of what historians consider to be mankind’s greatest invention: recordable language, allowing students to invent their own language (characters and sounds) and to use them in practice: a means to help establish the mental connections with how the technologies of old made newer technologies possible – all through recordable language


After completing this lesson, the student will be able to:Illustrate a new system for communication purpose.

Standards of Technological Literacy:

STL 2 - The Core Concepts of Technology (Students will develop an understanding of the core concepts of technology)

STL 4 - The Cultural, Social, Economicl and Political Effects of Technology (Students will develop an understanding of the role of society in the development and use of technology)

  • Rapid or gradual changes
  • Trade-offs and effects
  • Ethical Implications
  • Cultural, Socila, Economic, and Political changes

STL 7 - The Influence of Technology on History (Students will develop an understanding of influence of technology on History

  • Evolutionary development of Technology
  • Dramatic changes in society
  • History of technolgoy
  • The Information Age

STL 8 - The Attributes of Design (Students will develop an understanding of the attributes of design

  • The design process
  • Design problems are usually not clear
  • Designs need to be refined

STL 11 - Apply the Design Process (Students will develop the abilities to apply the design process)

  • Identify a design problem
  • Refine the design
  • Evaluate the design

STL 12 - Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems

  • Use computers to communicate
  • Operate and maintain systems

STL 17 - Information and Communication Technologies (Students will devlop and understanding of and be able to select and use information and communication technologies)

  • The purpose of information and communication technology
  • Many ways of communicating
  • Communicating through symbols