Timeline created by lynetta.powell in Science and Technology
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Dollar sign 2 (4) Teacher's Salary $325 Annually From 1900-1909 The average teacher's salary in America was $325 per year.
Rubber trees (5) the Putumayo Affair lasted from 1900-1911 Read about the Putumayo Affair
Twisted housegalveston hurricane1900 (6) Galveston, Texas Hurricane Read about the Galveston, Texas Hurricane of 1900 (before Hurricane's were named)
Us steel US Steel--the worlds first billion dollar corporation Read about the history of US Steel
Reception transatlantic radio signals 1901 First radio signals received Read about the first reception of transatlantic radio signals!
Mt. pelee 1902 (6) Mt. Pelee Volcanic Eruption Read about the current mountain as well as the eruption of 1902, whick killed 40,000 people
John dewey (4) John Dewey's book "The Child and the Curriculum" Link to a digital copy of the actual text.
Web dubois the souls of black folk (5) Book by W.E.B. Dubois "The Souls of Black Folk" An google digital copy of the text
Wright brothers (2) The Wright Flyer is the First Successful Airplane A timeline of flight
Standard oil (3) Standard Oil Company Read Ida Tarbell's report on the Standard Oil Company
Mary mcleod bethune (4) The First Negro Girl's School is established by Mary Mcleod Bethune Explore what is now known as Bethune-Cookman University
E mc (2) Einstein and E=mc^2 Read all about Albert Einstein
Snyder  oklahoma tornado 1905 (6) Snyder, Oklahoma Tornado Read actual transcripts from the day that claimed 112 lives.
Food and drug act 1906 Food and Drug Act A link to the FDA website and the "Wiley Act" details
Maria montessori (4) Maria Montessori Link in to the American Montessori Society--Still alive and kicking!
Model t (2) Henry Ford introduces the Model T Read a first person perspective on the introduction of the Model T Ford
Messina tsunami 1908 (6) Southern Italy Tsunami Read about an earthquake that led to one of the deadliest tsunamis in history. 123,000 estimated deaths.
Silakhor earthquake 1909 (6) Silakhor Earthquake Read about this earthquake that caused 8,000 deaths.
Naacp logo (5) Founding of NAACP The Nation's oldest grassroots organization is still making a difference today
Indianola junior high school (4) Indianola Junior High School in Columbus OH Read about the United States first Junior High School
No books (4) 24% of adult Americans have fewer than 5 years of schooling Unschooling FAQ's
American tobacco co. (3) American Tobacco Company Read about the American Tobacco case of 1911
Wellington avalanche (6) The Wellington WA avalanche kills 96 people read details of the disaster
Kappa alpha psi (4) Kappa Alpha Psi Black Greek Fraternity established The Official website's history portion
Triangle shirtwaist factory fire (3) Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire leads to improved working conditions for women A summary of the tragic event. 146 workers die.
Child labor (3) Minimum age laws passed Links to several other related topics
Girl scouts (5) Girl Scouts established Official WebSite
Assembly line (3) Moving Assembly Line transforms industry PBS describes the starts of the assembly line
Ww1 (5) WWI begins and lasts until 1918 index to several WWI specific sites
John dewey (4) John Dewey's "Democracy and Education" published Read about his educational philosophies
Spanish flu (6) The Spanish Flu claims the lives of more than 50 million worldwide the CDC informs on the spanish flu and H1N1
Puerto rico earthquake 1918 (6) Puerto Rico earthquake and resulting Tsunami kill 116 Read details of the devastating earthquake
Shortwave radio (2) Shortwave Radio invented A site committed to shortwave radio information
Phonofilm (2) Phonofilms patented This link has an exhaustive list of phonofilms
Flip flop circuit (2) The flip-flop circuit is invented. wil help computers count. (2) If you REALLY want to know all about the flip flop circuit, click here!
19th amendment stamp (5) Women gain the right to vote the 19th amendment
Visual education (2) "Visual Education" is published by U. of Chicago Press Link to a recent visual ed blog
Credit card (3) American consumer buys on credit or installments Interesting historical interpretation of buying on credit
Dollar sign 2 (4) Teachers Salary $970
Prohibition (5) Prohibition Read why the U.S. decided to go "dry".
Wdztower2 (2) First Radio station in Illinois WDZ, one of the first radio stations was to share crop reports
Japan earthquake 1923 (6) Earthquake in Japan leaves 143,000 dead A pictoral overview of the destruction
Al capone (3) Al Capone rises in infamy during Prohibition The life of Al Capone
The great gatsby (5) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is published Read quotes from the American Classic book
Great migration (5) Great Migration of Blacks from south to urban centers in north Excellent website about many different Black migrations
Child labor (4) Children must finish elementary school before working Child Labor and links to other child issues
China earthquake 1927 (6) China earthquake 200,000 dead Read summary of devastation
School day (4) School year increased from 6 months to 8 months What are the advantages of year-round schooling?
Kodak (2) Eastman Kodak Co. produced first educational silent films (3) Link to the history of Kodak
Black thursday (3) Stock Market Crash starts depression [Read NY Times article from Black Thursday (pdf file)](graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/.../black-thursday-10-24-1929.pdf)
Dollar sign 2 (3) 513 individuals file as millionaires on their tax returns The Billionaires of Today
Phone1 (2) Telephone service from U.S. to S. America
Drought 1930s (6) The Droughts of the 1930s Details about the Dust Bowls and real dry times in America..
Dick and jane (4) Dick and Jane books and primers first published Would you like to buy classic Dick and Jane? The prices are in the hundreds!
China flood 1931 (6) The 1931 Flood in China kills over 3.5 million people History.com details the devastation
Paramount theatre (5) Paramount Theatre opens on the heels of the depression Here is the History of Oakland, CA's Paramount Theatre
Gm (3) 15,000 begin 5-day work week at GM Explore GM History
Beer (5) Prohibition ends, beer sales predicted to boost economy Read excerpts from an old newspaper about it...
India earthquake (6) India earthquake over 10,000 dead This website is a technological approach to "solving" our issues with Mother Nature
Hoover dam (2) Generators at the Hoover Dam transmit electricity used in Los Angeles Agriculture, Industry, and Information meet at the Innovation, Creation, and Running of the Hoover Dam
Wagner act (3) The Wagner Act protects workers right to unionization Extra!Extra! Read all about it! The Wagner Act that is...
Social security card (3) Social Security established Got some free time? Read the entire Social Security Act of 1935
Fdr fireside chat (5) FDR defeats Landon in landslide victory Watch a Fireside Chat!
Murray vs. maryland (4) Case leads to first Black graduate of University of Marland's Law School Read from the Maryland Archives on the case
One room schoolhouse (4) One room schoolhouses Read about schooling from an Arkansas point of view during the depression
Illinois basinwells (2) Oil discovered in Illinois Read current info about Illinois basin
Unemployment (3) Unemployment was at 8,120,000 people unemployed read about unemployment insurance
Minimum wage (3) Minimum wage is $.43 per hour Has a chart of minimum wage from 1938 to present
Dollar sign 2 (4) Teacher Salary $1,441
Census (5) US Census reports 131,669,275 people I sure hope you aren't reading this and thinking "Oooh, I need to send that back!"
Ibm (2) IBM reports a gross income of $45 million; 12 thousand employess The Official Website
Wages and hours act (3) The 40 hour work week goes into effect as scheduled Details of the Act
Attack on pearl harbor (5) The attack on pearl harbor prompts US to enter WWII Official website
Gi bill (4) GI Bill of Right signed by president Soldiers are given funds to attend college
Eniac (3) The first digital computer, weighs 30 tons and is 2 stories high The ENIAC story
Dr. spock (4) Dr. Spock's "Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" published Read all about the man, not from Star Trek as I once thought
Microwave (2) Microwave oven invented by Percy Spencer Learn about the "accidental" discovery that changed our world
Glazier texas tornado (6) Glazier, TX tornado kills 181 eyewitness accounts
Executive order 9981 (5) Executive order 9981 ends segregation in the military President decides to integrate military forces
Landslide (6) Soviet Union landslide 12,000 dead Its a blog, so don't site it!
Guatemala flood (6) Flood in Guatemala claims 40,000 lives
Life expectancy (5) life expectancy of men 65.6 of women 71.1 From the Dept. of Human Health Services..Life Expectancy
Bomb shelter (5) Bomb shelter plans are in the government pamphlet "You can survive" Modern day information about being safe from current threats of nuclear war.
Bing crosby (2) Bing Crosby's company tests videotape recording Bing Crosby's official website..nice music.
Robert hutchins (4) The Conflict of Education by Robert Hutchins is published
North sea flood 1953 (6) North Sea Flood 1835 dead Details of the disaster are detailed here.
Old tv (2) In U.S. Television revenue surpasses radio revenue TV History...
Brown vs. board (4) Brown vs. Board of Education-separate is not equal. Integration of schools Resource page for related information
Why johnny cant read (4) "Why Johnny Can't Read" by Rudolph Flesch published A tribute to Rudolph Flesch, and much more!
Strike (3) Massachusetts textile workers strike for a nickel raise, and get it.
Hurricane diane (6) Hurricane Diane 200 dead Watch video footage of the disaster.
Rosa parks (5) Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the bus Read Rosa Parks' Story.
Afl cio (3) AFL and CIO merger Read about the merger
Fortran (2) FORTRAN becomes the first high-level computer programming language Still in existence today..
Landrum griffin act (3) Landrum-Griffin Act prevent racketeering Read all about this labor relations act.
Typhoon vera (6) Typhoon Vera claims 5098 lives Typhoons are hurricanes around Asia
Phonics (4) Phonics makes a comeback The oldest argument of the world
College dorms (4) College dorms form as 850,000 baby boomers enter college Read about college dorms of the 1960s
Dollar sign 2 (4) Teachers's Salary $5,174 annual
Laser (2) Theodore Maiman invents ruby laser Four different people get credit for the invention of the laser
Minimum wage (3) Minimum Wage is $1.00
Jfk and mlk (5) Assasinations of JFK, MLK, Robert Kennedy, and Malcolm X A link to a book that discusses all the assassinations
Valdivian earthquake (6) Valdivia, Chile has strongest earthquake in world history Read about the city of Valdivia, Chile
Flintstones (2) The Flintstones air on T.V. and give way to Barney and Dora Go ahead, take a break and watch a more current episode..
John glenn (2) John Glenn is first American to orbit earth A website commemorating John Glenn and his wife
Ny paper strike (3) NY city newspaper strike ended All about the NY newspaper and its history
Equal pay for equal work (3) Congress passes law that declares equal pay for equal work The document mandating equal pay for equal work
Watts riots (5) The Watts Riots begin and last for 4 days Watch a news reel from the watts riots
Cuyahoga river fire (6) Cuyahoga River catches fire Connect to Ohio History Central
Woodstock (5) Woodstock begins: 3 days of Peace and Music A blog on Woodstock
Hurricane camille (6) Hurricane Camille is a Category 5 storm Image gallery of Hurricane Camille's impact
Floppy disk small (2) The 8-inch floppy disc is introduced The floppy disc of old, how is it used now?
Fiber optics (2) Telephone uses fiber optics, and you thought we weren't patient then... Learn about fiber optics, past, present, and future
Unemployment (3) 4,088,000 people unemployed in 1970. Link to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Kent state shootings (4) Kent State Shootings--protesting on campus leads to national guard killing four students CNN reflects on the events of the day
United farm workers (3) United Farm Workers grape growers sign first union contract UFW official web page
Saffir simpson hurricane scale (6) The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane scale is developed We cannot control hurricanes, but we can measure them...
Fujita tornado scale (5) The Fujita Tornado Intensity Scale is developed Again, we cannot control the weather, but we can measure it.
Swann bussing (4) Mandatory bussing forces integration Resource page and quick info about the case
Intel2 (2) Intel microprocessor introduced Todays intel website has links to its history
Watergate (5) Five men arrested trying to bug the Democratic Nat'l Convention at Watergate Hotel A brief timeline of the events surrounding the scandal
Roe v wade (5) Roe v Wade legalizes abortion A non-biased review of the case
Vietnam (5) Last two Americans killed in helicopter crash leaving Vietnam War Extensive timeline on Vietnam War...
Handicapped education (4) All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 Read President Ford's response after signing the act...
Affirmative action (3) Bakke versus California Affirmative Action working against the majority The origins of Affirmative Action
Ucla (4) UCLA study by ACE reports students more interested in power and status than ever before American Council on Education homepage
Exams (4) Both exit exams and teacher exams were birthed in this decade The homepage for the teacher's exams.
Minimum wage (3) Minimum wage is $3.10
El nino (6) El Nino is on the scene in the early '80s Read how El Nino is used and/or abused
Mt st helens eruption (6) Mt. St. Helen's erupts killing 57 people Read about this most studied eruption
86 challenger explodes (2) The space shuttle Challenger explodes Watch coverage of the space shuttle disaster
Sandra day o connor (5) Sandra Day O'Conner named first female to Supreme Court Read her bio in a woman's hall of fame website
Solidarity day (3) Solidarity Day Read about Solidarity Day on the labor notes website
Just say no (5) Nancy Reagan campaigns a war against drugs with the slogan "Just Say NO!" Watch Nancy Reagan promoted by Major League Baseball. She throws the first pitch!
Pc (2) Time names the personal computer its "Man of the Year (1982)" Read why the PC received the "Man of the Year" award
Columbia university (4) Columbia University accepts women Read the Time magazine article addressing this historic event
Rock hudson (5) Rock Hudson dies from AIDS, bringing awareness to the disease Read Rock Hudson's Bio..
United airlines (3) United Airlines loses lawsuit to 475 flight attendants who were fired for getting married. If you're interested, read up on United Airlines' history..
Loma prieta earthquake (6) Loma Prieta earthquake strikes Resource page for information about Loma Prieta Earthquake
Unemployment (3) 5.8 million unemployed (4.2%) record low unemployment
Stock market (3) Stock market reached all time high, bubble, dot-com Comparisons, definitions, and much more...Wow!
Hs graduation 83.5% of population finishes high school Description of drop out/ graduation rates
Philippine earthquake 1990 (6) An earthquake hits the Phillipines. Again we can study Mother Nature, but can we do anything about it? [A memorial website](philippine earthquake 1990)
Gulf war (5) American soldiers fight in Gulf War Summary of Gulf War
Rodney king (5) Rodney King is beat by police, who are acquitted, resulting in riots Footage of police brutality all over the networks
Www (2) World wide web (www) born in 1992 A brief summary of the birth of www.
Hurricane andrew (6) Hurricane Andrew strikes Florida! [View footage of the damage](philippine earthquake 1990)
Ok city bombing (5) 168 dead in the bombing of Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City Very interesting website on Oklahoma city bombings
Chicago heatwave (6) A heatwave hit Chicago that claimed 739 lives "Dying Alone" is a book about the heatwave. Read an interview with the author.
Windows 95 (2) Microsoft introduces Windows 95 A link list of all the releases by windows
Tv parental guidelines (2) The need for parental guidelines is evident An explanation of the guidelines
Welfare to work (3) The Welfare Reform Act signed by Clinton Read about the Welfare to Work Program
Dvd (2) The DVD is introduced to Japan first Read about it on the did you know website..kewl..
Dollar sign 2 (4) Teacher Salary $39,347
Columbine (4) School Shootings at Columbine 13 dead including the shooters Dispelling many myths about that tragic day.
Vtc (4) Video teleconferencing is a way to have face-to-face meetings without travel Software that puts meetings at your fingertips (on your phone)
Classroom 21 (4) The classroom 21 is innovative and the wave of the future Workshop advertisement
Cell phones (2) Cell phones change the way we communicate, learn, and more Not only cell phones are featured here, but all of the decades greatest innovations
Robots on assembly line (3) Robots replace humans on assembly lines Honda Assembly line is all robots..watch..
Y2k scare (2) People feared that technology would fail as 1999 turned into 2000. Nothing happened. CNN reports the morning after
War on terror (5) 9/11 Prompts the Global War on Terrorism It's not called the "Global war on terrorism" anymore..
911 (5) World Trade Center and Pentagon are attacked by Terrorist, thousands die A resource to accounts and aftermath of this most tragic day
Telework (3) Telework reports 74,487 employees working from home Telework.gov
Nclb (4) No Child Left Behind signed and activated Resource page for faq's concerning NCLB
Tsunami thailand 2004 (6) more than 250,000 die in this tragedy caused by underwater earthquake Footage of the disaster...
Hurricane katrina (6) hurricane katrina makes landfall in Louisiana A resource page for assistance
Va shooting victims (4) Shootings on Virginia Tech campus leave 32 dead, including shooter MSNBC recounts the horror of that day
Gm (3) GM closes more plants leaving many without jobs MSNBC reports on more plant closings
Barack obama (5) Barack Obama becomes first Black president of U.S.A The president's official website
Digital tv transition (3) Mandatory transition to digital t.v. Affectionately called the "transition"
Haiti earthquake 2010 (6) Earthquake rocks Haiti, over 200,000 feared dead NY times with up to date news on the devastation
Timespan Dates: Timespan Title: Timespan Description:

Industrial Age 1800 to 1955 defined the industrial age, but our timeline starts at 1900. The agricultural age was the first wave starting at the end of the hunting and gathering age and giving way to the industrial age.

Work (Strand 3) Business and corporate philosophies by decade

Natural Disasters (Strand 6) As we depend less and less on the earth, agricultural age into industrial age, we find that we are still at her mercy. Can we make man-made technologies to defeat even Mother Nature?

Technology(Strand 2) Key advances and innovations for each decade

Society and Culture (Strand 5) Events that determined the thinking of each decade

Education (Strand 4) Important theories of learning and instruction by decade

Information Age The information age came about around 1955 and is quickly making way for the fourth wave.

Independent Age I project a fourth wave will peak around 2015, the independent age, where students will learn from home and parents will work from home and families will shop, spend, and trade from home..All via the computer with Internet access.