History of Engineering



The purpose of this lesson is to expose students to the history of design and engineering through use of research and video clips. This lesson would be presented on the 3rd or 4th day of school.

Lesson Time

50 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (5)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (5)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will understand the history of engineering and how it has evolved. Social factors and knowledge at the time of building effect the designs of the time.
  • The number of students able to produce a one page narrative on an engineering disaster and lessons learned will increase from 10% to 100% as measured by a written 1 page assignment administered at the end of the period.

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