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Lesson Plan - Impact of Technology


45 minutes

Subject Area

 Introduction to Business

Grade Level

8th-11th grade

Unit Title


Lesson Title

Workplace Impact of Technology in the Last 100 Years


Write 2-5 objectives stating expected learner outcomes

*Make students aware of the impact of technology on the work place and preparation for reading Chapter 23,
A Century of Social Transformation- Emergence of the Knowledge Society, The
Essential Drucker
by Peter Drucker.

 Materials and Resources:

White board and markers

A Century of Social Transformation- Emergence of the Knowledge Society, The Essential Drucker by Peter Drucker.

Anticipatory Set

List specific statements or activities you will use to focus students on the lesson for the day

 Discuss how school has changed for kids today in comparison to their parents or the adults in their lives. (5-10 minutes)

Class Characteristics: Students are ethnic Chinese. Grade level they are entering varies from Eighth grade to eleventh grade.  Mixture of native born and foreign born students.  Writing ability
varies.  Approximately eight people in class.


Special Accommodations: Students are for the most part shy and this may be cultural.  They do not for the most part willingly without being called on. Because of this I will call on each student by name to share, using a seating chart.  On any difficult words that members of the class may not know, I will write it on the board.  I go through the material repetitively, using different ways to assure comprehension.  I also ask a lot of questions to make sure the class are following the
material being presented.


For the student's benefit, explain what students will be able to do by the time they successfully complete the lesson.

 To get students to consider the impact of technology on business today.  How has it already changed the workforce, and how might it impact their future career decisions?



What information is essential for the student to know before beginning and how will this skill be communicated to the students

Discussion questions:

List three largest impacts that technology has had on the workplace
in the last 200 years.

 (Take class vote.)

Discuss the example of railroads, cars, industrial revolution, information revolution, farming revolution.

What were the two largest groups of workers in 1900?  (Servants and Farmers.) 

Today farmers are under 5% in all developed nations. Why?

What was the largest working group in 1950?  (40% Industrial Workers.  Now about 15%.)

What changed? (Productivity.)


Can you think of other ways technology has changed the workplace and the job market? (15 minutes)


If you will be demonstrating the skill or competence, how will this be done?

Have students take Cornell notes or T-Notes during the discussion

Talk about the keywords:

Peter Drucker,

Agricultural Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Information
Revolution, Telecommunications Revolution,

Lifelong Learning,

Job Retraining (10 minutes)

Check for Understanding

Identify strategies to be used to determine if students have learned the objectives

Simply ask for questions (5 minutes)

Guided Practice

List activities which will be used to guide student practice and provide a time frame for completing this practice.

The Cornell notes will serve as the guided practice for organizing and retaining information and important details.


What method of review and evaluation will be used to complete the lesson?

 Give the assignment for next class, and just have the kids relax or start on the homework, if there is time left over. (5 minutes)

Independent Practice

List homework/seatwork assignment to be given to the students to ensure they have mastered the skill without teacher guidance.

 Write a 1/2 page paragraph on the most important change to the workforce due to technology and why.  Use examples from your Cornell notes and the class discussion.


 Do you need to allow more or less time for certain segments of the lesson?  Were the students engaged and participating in the discussion?  What would you do the same, or different, next time the lesson is taught?

*This is a Madeline Hunter Lesson Plan Template

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