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Unit 6: Modern World History

Lesson C: Research - Challenges of the Modern World

Activity 5: Impact of Technology

historical investigation Big Question: Will technology create a global culture or a better world?

Possible Subtopics:

  • International corporations
  • Efforts to save indigenous cultures and/or languages (i.e., indigenous people of Mexico)
  • New Media: Film, Television, and the spread of culture
  • Communication technology: Word Wide Web, Cell Phones, and the spread of culture
  • Migration/Immigration
  • Globalization of entertainment
  • Medical breakthroughs and the impact on life expectancy world wide
  • Government actions to preserve culture
  • Reactions to spread of Western culture
  • Perspectives on the development of a global identity