Toffler's Wave and Technological Timeline

Timeline created by lcordell
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Harvesting 1st Wave - Agricultural The first wave man harvested the land, and domesticated animals.
Grey POLITICAL <a' >Revolutionary War begins</a>
Images 2nd Wave- Industrial Revolution The second wave is called the Industrial Revolution. This started in the 18th to early 20th century. With the birth of production techniques and machinery the assemble lines were born. Mass production was in full force.
Green EDUCATION Early public schools adopt the teacher/manager model with the teacher as the primary manger of instruction and assessment in a single classroom
Grey POLITICAL' >Bill of Rights passed</a>
Green EDUCATION First public high school
Brown TECHNOLOGY Charles Thurber patented a typewriter.
Green EDUCATION 43 educators found The Naitonal Teachers Associations
Green EDUCATION First Jr. College opens it doors
Brown TECHNOLOGY Duplicating machine patentedHarry Gammeter of Cleveland patented a multigraph duplicating machine.
Grey POLITICAL Wisconsin PrimaryThe Wisconsin legislature passes a law authorizing the nation's first presidential primary—a state election in which common citizens directly vote for the candidate they want to represent their party in the presidential election
Green EDUCATION (1906) Ivan Pavlov publishes his findings on Classical Conditioning
Yellow BUSINESS Ford opens a secret manufacturing place in Detriot using vanadium alloy
Brown TECHNOLOGY [Charles F. Kettering designed the first cash register powered by an electric motor](
Grey POLITICAL The naval race between Germany and Great Britain between 1906 and 1914 created huge friction between both nations and it is seen as one of the causes of World War One. In 1906, Britain launched the first dreadnought - a ship that meant all others were redundant before its awesome fire power
Yellow BUSINESS Ford Motor Co. uses assembly line to manufacture the model T
Brown TECHNOLOGY Edison uses phonograph in first talking movie
Thomas Edison demonstrated the first "talking" pictures using a phonograph in his New Jersey laboratory
Green EDUCATION First Montessori School Tarrytown, NY, opens the first Montessori School in the United States
Green EDUCATION Educational Psychology: The Psychology of Learning, is published
Yellow BUSINESS Panama Canel connects Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Yellow BUSINESS The US Patent Office granted John Van Wormer a patent for his "paper bottle." His patent was later acquired by the American Paper Bottle Company. The first paper milk carton was introduced in 1933.
Grey POLITICS The Smith-Hughes Act passes, providing federal funding for agricultural and vocational education. It is repealed in 1997.
Grey POLITICAL World War I ends on 11 November.
Brown TECHNOLOGY The 1st rotary-dial telephones were installed in Norfolk, Va.
Grey POLITICAL Hitler Jailed After Failed Coup
Brown TECHNOLOGY 1st photo fac1924simile transmitted across Atlantic by radio from London to NYC
Grey POLITICS Tennessee vs. John Scopes ("the Monkey Trial") captures national attention as John Scopes, a high school biology teacher, is charged with the heinous crime of teaching evolution. The trial ends in Scopes' conviction. The evolution versus creationism controversy persists to this day
Green EDUCATION The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is first administered. It is based on the Army Alpha test.The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is first administered. It is based on the Army Alpha test.
Brown TECHNOLOGY Scotch tape was 1st marketed by 3-M Company.
Yellow BUSINESS US Congress created Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
Green EDUCATION Jean Piaget's The Child's Conception of the World is published. His theory of cognitive development becomes an important influence in American developmental psychology and education
Yellow BUSINESS The stock market crash ushered in the Great Depression
Yellow BUSINESS AT&T began commercial teletype service.
Brown TECHNOLOGY Coaxial cable was patented.
Grey POLITICS Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected president and begins bold efforts to initiate his New Deal and spur economic recovery. His wife, Eleanor, becomes a champion of human rights and forever transforms the role of American First Lady.
Brown TECHNOLOGY Ladislas Biro invents the ballpoint pen
Yellow BUSINESS Hoover Dam completed
Green EDUCATION Frank Cyr organized a conference at Teachers College that drew transportation officials from each of the then 48 states, as well as specialists from school-bus manufacturing and paint companies. At that conference, funded by a $5,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, the participants established national school-bus construction standards, including the standard color of yellow for the school bus.
Green EDUCATION The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (first called the Wechsler- Bellevue Intelligence Scale) is developed by David Wechsler. It introduces the concept of the "deviation IQ," which calculates IQ scores based on how far subjects' scores differ (or deviate) from the average (mean) score of others who are the same age
Grey POLITICS Germany invaded Poland without warning sparking the start of World War Two
Yellow BUSINESS The Jeep, built by Willys, makes its debut
Yellow BUSINESS First Commercial Television Broadcast
Grey POLITICAL During World War II, the Allied powers planned to create a two-front war by continuing the Soviet Union's attack of Nazi-occupied lands from the east and by beginning a new invasion from the west.
Grey POLITICAL GI bill signed by FDR
Green EDUCATION Ralph Tyler publishes Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction
Brown TECHNOLOGY the first atomic bomb was detonated at 5:30 a.m.
Brown TECHNOLOGY Microwave oven invented by Percy Spencer
Yellow BUSINESS Gold discovered in California
Green EDUCATION (1949) Ralph Tyler publishes Basic Principles of Curriculum and InstructionRalph Tyler publishes Basic Principles of Curricukum and Instruction
Images 3rd Wave - Informational Technology Computers changed the world.
Brown TECHNOLOGY The First Color Television Programs Aired
Brown TECHNOLOGY Los Angeles, CA makes first video recording The 1st video recording on magnetic tape was made in LA, Ca.
Yellow BUSINESS Disneyland opens
Grey POLITICAL Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a caucasion passenger
Grey POLITICAL 26 year old Martin Luther King, Jr. leads boycott of segreated buses.
Green EDUCATION Developed a method for reorganizing instruction to allow for more individualized learning (Mastery Learning)
Yellow BUSINESS Bank of America launches its first credit card
Green EDUCATION The ACT Test is first administered
Brown TECHNOLOGY Computer mouse invented by Douglas Engelbart
Grey POLITICAL On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullets as his motorcade wound through Dallas,
Yellow BUSINESS Jazz pianist Thelonious Monk is featured in a cover story in Time magazine
Grey POLITICS Civil Rights Act is passed
Green EDUCATION Head Start was launched in 1965 as a comprehensive child development program.
Green EDUCATION (1966) Jerome Bruner’s model of Discovery Learning, publishes Toward a Theory of Instruction
Yellow BUSINESS Unable to compete with television news, the last of the movie newsreel companies, Universal News, closes
Grey POLITICS Bi-lingual Act or Title VII becomes law
Brown TECHNOLOGY Sesame Street airs
Green EDUCATION Graduate Education programs focusing on instructional systems design grew
Brown TECHNOLOGY Scientific calculator introduced by HPHewlett-Packard introduced the 1st scientific hand-held calculator, the HP-35, for $395.
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Brown TECHNOLOGY Compact disk createdThe compact disc (CD) was introduced
Green EDUCATION ACT To replace the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, to extend and revise the authorization of grants to States for vocational rehabilitation services, with special emphasis on services to individuals with the most severe disabilities, to expand special Federal responsibilities and research and training programs with respect to individuals with disabilities, to establish special responsibilities in the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare for coordination of all programs with respect to individuals with disabilities within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and for other purposes.
Yellow BUSINESS Federal Express starts operations
Grey POLITICAL racial intergration is started
Brown TECHNOLOGY Microprocessor introduced Intel Corp. introduced the 8086 microprocessor. It was a 16-bit microprocessor with 29,000 transistors
Yellow BUSINESS The accident at the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI‑2) nuclear power plant near Middletown, Pa., on March 28, 1979, was the most serious in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant operating history, even though it led to no deaths or injuries to plant workers or members of the nearby community. But it brought about sweeping changes involving emergency response planning, reactor operator training, human factors engineering, radiation protection, and many other areas of nuclear power plant operations. It also caused the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to tighten and heighten its regulatory oversight. Resultant changes in the nuclear power industry and at the NRC had the effect of enhancing safety.
Yellow BUSINESS U.S. Government Bails Out Chrysler
Brown TECHNOLOGY Voice activated computers
Green EDUCATION The Theory of Multiple Intelligences is published by H. Gardner(1983) Howard Gardner publishes Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Brown TECHNOLOGY Apple Computer unveiled by Macintosh
Apple Computer Inc unveiled its Macintosh personal computer. It included sound-sampling technology that could play recorded sounds
Brown TECHNOLOGY Macintosh computer introduced(1984) Apple Macintosh computer introduced
Grey POLITICS Ronald Reagan is elected the US President for his second term
Grey POLITICAL Edwards v. Aguillard: Supreme Court invalidates Louisiana's "Creationism Act," which required teaching creationism alongside evolution
Yellow BUSINESS Black Monday Crash
Green EDUCATION University of Phonenix offers online degrees
Yellow BUSINESS North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took Effect
Brown TECHNOLOGY Internet made availabe for schools
Green EDUCATION City Academy High School, first charter school in the USA, opens in Minnesota
Yellow BUSINESS August 24 Microsoft released its much anticipated Windows 95. Millions of dollars were spent on ad compains by Microsoft and retail stores. This release sealed the deal in America becoming digitized
Grey POLITICAL President Clinton calls to end social promotion and reinstate grade repetition in U.S. schools
Images1 4th Wave- Communications and Social Networking World at our fingertips, with the internet.
Green EDUCATION The "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" is amended
Brown TECHNOLOGY DVD introduced
Grey POLITICAL Propositiona 227 is passed, requiring school instruction in English
Brown TECHNOLOGY iPOD Touch introduced by Apple
Green EDUCATION No child left behind act passed
Green EDUCATION IDEA 2004 takes effect
Brown TECHNOLOGY began selling its Kindle electronic book reader, the size of a paperback, for $399. It was able to hold 200 volumes.
Grey POLITICAL Barrack Obama is elected 44th President of the United States of America
Yellow BUSINESS Congress approved a $700 billion bank bailout
Grey POLITICAL The Emergency Imigrant Act is enacted, providing funds to schools with high numbers of immigrant students.
Yellow BUSINESS Unemployment rates at 9%
Timespan Dates: Timespan Title: Timespan Description:

1st Wave - Agricultural Revolution

Second Wave - Industrial Revolution

Third Wave- Informational Age

Fourth Wave - Communications and Social Networking