History of Medicine
History of Printing
Students use the library's printed and online sources to create timelines of the history of printing, then write a two-page paper comparing the historical impact of the printing press and the Internet.
- Students learn about the history of printing and the impact of the printing press and the Internet.
- Students sequence in chronological order historical events about printing and the printing press.
- Students use critical thinking to compare printing press and Internet.
Rag paper, scribal hand-copying, Johannes Gutenberg, Gutenberg Bible, printing press, Internet, timeline
- computers with Internet access and word processing, printouts from the online sources listed in the Lesson Plan, library reference books, and online databases.
- pens or pencils
- Ask students to define the term timeline and give examples of information that appears in timelines.
- Introduce China's rag paper and Western Europe's Gutenberg press, and tell students that they will each create a timeline about the history of printing.
- Each student will also write a two-page paper comparing the historical impact of the printing press to the impact of the Internet.
- The following are useful Web sites:
The quality of students' work can be assessed by the following rubric:
- Three points: The student develops a timeline that includes a majority of the major historical events in the history of printing. Student develops a well-written two-page paper comparing the printing press to the Internet (using electronic and reference sources).
- Two points: The student creates a timeline with little attention to detail. The student develops a written paper with sweeping, generalized responses that fail to reference historical facts.
- One point: The student makes an attempt to create a timeline and two-page paper, but fails to create a well-developed project.
If students fail to complete any of the assignment, they should receive no points.
- Evaluation Strategies
- Evaluating Data
- Developing Research Skills
- World History
- The emergence of the first global age, 1450-1770
- Technology communication tools
- Technology research tools