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The Cost of Progress

Students will achieve a better understanding of the costs of progress through the development of an informative website.


  • Students will be able to explain how the changing patterns of production, consumption, and labor around the world, between 1500 and 1800 CE, greatly affected the lives of ordinary women and men


  • Students will read from the following text:
  • Students will create Keynote presentations addressing the objective.
  • Students will reformat presentations to self-playing Quick-Time movies.
  • Students will import movies into digital files for web access.
  • Students will add pages to their respective websites explaining the cost of progress between 1500-1800 CE.

Sunshine State Standards

  • SS.A.3.4.3
  • LA.B.2.4.4

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publication, communication, and productivity.
  • Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem solving, and decision making in content learning.


  • Laptop
  • Keynote presentation software
  • AppleWorks software
  • SchoolPage software


  • Students may use Ezedia QTI to create interactive presentations.
  • Students may illustrate the cost of progress by creating political cartoons reflective of the content using applications such as AppleWorks drawing.

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