The Wave

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    Work - Strand 3

    Business and production evovled from field labor to mechanizations to facilitating work through use of time-savers to allow greater knowledge and production through technology.
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    Society and Culture - Strand 5

    Events that shaped thinking of cultures
  • First Slaves

    First Slaves
    First African slaves brought to Virginia; by 1700, slaves are displacing southern indentured servants were instrumental in building and producing in America.
    Farmers and The Land
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    18th Century -Shared Interests (Agricultural-Strand 1)

    Civic and intellectual leaders in colonial and revolutionary America copy the aristocratic and fashionable Europe interest in agriculture, science, and commerce, and form societies to promote these interests.
  • Elementary Schools formed

    Elementary Schools formed
    Massachusetts Bay Colony requires elementary school in towns of at least 50 families and Latin school in towns of at least 100 familiesEstablishment of schools in agriculture age.
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    Education - Strand 4

    Education expanded beyond one-room schoolhouses to virtual learning, with new theories on teaching and learning.
  • College Established in VA

    College Established in VA
    The College of William and Mary is founded in Williamsburg, Virginia. William and Mary College
  • Agricultural Age

    Agricultural Age
    Occurred between 1700 and 1900. People resided in small villages, producing their own food.
  • Seed Drill

    Seed Drill
    Englishman, Jethro Tull invents the seed drill, which aided farmers in development of agriclture more rapidly.
  • Transfer of Knowledge

    Transfer of Knowledge
    There were publications describing technology. Encyclopaedias such as Harris's Lexicon Technicum (1704) and Dr Abraham Rees's Cyclopaedia (1802–1819) contain much of value. Technology and the Industrial Age
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    Technology - Strand 2

    5 Apr 1900 - 15 Apr 2010
    Technology advanced and was further integrated into all aspects of daily life .
  • Electricity Discovered

    Electricity Discovered
    Ben Franklin believed electricity could be harnessed from lightning. In 1752, he devised an experiment to test his theory.
    A brief history
  • Stamp Act Passed

    Stamp Act Passed
    Parliament passed the Stamp Act on March 22, 1765. The Stamp Act required Americans to purchase tax stamps for any printed documents including newspapers, legal documents, marriage licenses and more. View the passage
  • Land Grants

    Continental Congress offers land grants for service in the Continental Army. Info Ref
  • Inventing and Commericalizing the Steamboat

    Inventing and Commericalizing the Steamboat
    In 1787, John Fitch, an American inventor, demonstrated the first workable steamboat in the United States. Its engine powered a series of paddles on each side of the boat. Fitch later developed a vessel pushed by paddles at the stern.
    History of travel and transport via water
  • 1787 - Land Ordinance for Education

    1787 - Land Ordinance for Education
    The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 provided land for education in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions.
  • Lancaster Turnpike

    Lancaster Turnpike
    First major toll road, built by a private company incorporated 1792 by the state legislature. Completed two years later and praised as the finest highway of its day, the stone-and-gravel turnpike stretched 62 miles. Read on
  • When Cotton was King

    When Cotton was King
    Production capacity in Britain and the United States was further improved by the invention of the cotton gin by the American Eli Whitney in 1793. Improving technology and increasing control of world markets allowed British traders to develop a commercial chain.
    Cotton Production
  • National Board of Agriculture

    National Board of Agriculture
    George Washington suggests to Congress the establishment of a National Board of Agriculture. More Timeline History
  • Tractors

    Gas and kerosene tractors were farm machine which furthered productivity in agriculture.
  • Lousiana Purchase

    Lousiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase (French: Vente de la Louisiane "Sale of Louisiana") was the acquisition by the United States of America of 828,800 square miles (2,147,000 km2) of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana in 1803. Read more...
  • New York Free School Founded - DeWitt Clinton Address

    More Information on Education</a>In 1805 the New York Free School Society was founded by Mayor DeWitt Clinton for the purpose of establishing Free School for the Education of Poor children who do not belong to, or are not provided for, by any Religious Society." The society had the novel idea of training its teachers and instituted a six to eight week training program for them. The AddressTeacher Training
  • Cast Iron Plow Invented

    Cast Iron Plow Invented
    Another plow inventor was the Jethro Wood, a blacksmith from Scipio, New York, who received two patents, one in 1814 and the other in 1819. More about Jethro Wood
  • Tariff Act of 1816

    The Tariff of 1816 was a mildly protectionist measure, raising the average rates to around 20 percent. New England manufacturers actually desired higher rates. Protectionist forces would gather strength and improve their position in 1824.
    Read about tariffs from its inception.
  • One Room Schoolhouse

    One Room Schoolhouse
    Visit now The first school in the Rochester area was in Alexander Graham's log home as early as 1823.
  • Farmers and The Land

    Improved transportation to the West forces eastern staple growers into more varied production for nearby urban centers . On Agriculture: 1830s to 1850s
  • Telegraph Developed

    Telegraph Developed
    On October 21, 1832, Baron Schilling managed a short-distance transmission of signals between two telegraphs in different rooms of his apartment. Read the History
  • Child Labor

    Child Labor
    Child Labor and EducationMassachusetts requires children under 15 working in factories to attend school at least 3 months/year
  • Commercialization of the Telegraph

    Commercialization of the Telegraph
    The first commercial electrical telegraph was co-invented by Sir William Fothergill Cooke and Charles Wheatstone. Cooke and Wheatstone patented it in May 1837 as an alarm system, and it was first successfully demonstrated on 25 July 1837. More information here.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    More than 90,000 people made their way to California in the two years following Marshall's discovery, and more than 300,000 by 1854 -- or one of about every 90 people then living in the United States.
    More on The Rush
  • Women's Movement

    Women's Movement
    On July 19–20, 1848, in upstate New York, the Seneca Falls Convention on women's rights was hosted by Lucretia Mott, Mary Ann M'Clintock and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; some 300 attended including Frederick Douglass, who stood up to speak in favor of women's suffrage. More...
  • Robert Boby

    Robert Boby
    By the 1870s, Robert Boby's factory in St Edmonds was employing over 200 laborers, where life as ironmongers expanded agricultural production.
  • Extending Travel/Transport via The Railroad

    Extending Travel/Transport via The Railroad
    160,506 miles of railroad in operation.
    Laying track
  • Great Blizzards

    Great Blizzards
    Snowfalls of 40-50 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, NY, MA and CT, and sustained winds of over 45 miles per hour produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 ft. Railroads were shut down and people were confined to their houses for up to a week. Read more...
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    Natural Disasters- Strand 6

    Challenges of natural disasters pushes societies across the globe to think about current resources and how to develop more, while pondering environmental issues.
  • The First Hair Dryer

    The First Hair Dryer
    Alexandre F. Godefoy iproduced the first hair dryer in 1890 in his France salon. Its design mimmicks the vacuum cleaner and as a marketing gimmick, some vacuum cleaners had attachments that could be used to dry hair.
  • First Library

    First Library
    On September 1, 1897, the first publicly-owned library and reading room was formally opened. The first model was developed by Elizabeth Jones and it was called a Reading Room. Appleton Library
  • Transatlantic Radio Signals

    Transatlantic Radio Signals
    December 12, 1901, Guglielmo Marconi and his assistant, George Kemp, confirmed the reception of the first transatlantic radio signals. Their experiments showed that radio signals extended far beyond the horizon, giving radio a new global dimension for communication in the twentieth century.
  • The Wright Brothers

    The Wright Brothers
    Inventions made in the field of air space began with the development of the airplane by the Wright Brothers in 1903.
    Read all about it
  • Average Monthly Teacher Salaries

    Average Monthly Teacher Salaries
    View NowWe've come a very long way from salaries given teachers. Follow the link to see documented salaries during this time period.
  • The Industrial Age

    The Industrial Age
    Characteristics of The Industrial Age
    The Industrial Age was marked by mechanization.
    Public school education had standards for all; part of the democratic process. Tradional educational institutions have monopoly on learning The 1900s brought over 125 American steam cars with various features. Identical twins, Freelan Oscar and Francis Edgar Stanley in 1897 developed the steam automobile as a commercial business venture.
  • 1st Junior High School Established

    1st Junior High School Established
    The first junior high school was established in 1909. Advocated by groups such as the National Middle School Association, the middle school concept is a relatively new model for the middle-level grades, contrasted with the more traditional junior high concept.
    More information
  • Airmail in the U.S.

    Airmail in the U.S.
    The first air mail service in the United States, however, was conducted at the aviation meeting at Nassau Boulevard, Long Island, N. Y., during the week of September 23 to 30, 1911. More on History
  • The Lawrence Textile Strike

    The Lawrence Textile Strike
    The Lawrence Textile Strike was a strike of immigrant workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1912 led by the Industrial Workers of the World. Prompted by one mill owner's decision to lower wages when a new law shortening the workweek went into effect in January.
    View Details
  • World War I

    World War I
    Military conflict that lasted from 1914 to 1918 and involved most of the world's great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (centred around the Triple Entente) and the Central Powers. The History
  • The Mudroom

    The Mudroom
    The industrial revolution provided more and more opportunities for mechinization of pottery-making. By 1917, manual labor as handturning no longer existed. Red Wing Stoneware became the leading producer of stoneware in the world.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The first resolution to past law granting women the right to vote was signed. On June 4, it was passed by congress and rattified August 18, 1920.See the original document.
  • Shortwave Radio

    Shortwave Radio
    Amateur radio operators are credited with the discovery of long-distance communication on the shortwave bands. Radio amateurs conducted the first successful transatlantic tests[3] in December 1921, operating in the 200 meter mediumwave band—the shortest wavelength then available to amateurs. More
  • Model T Ford

    Model T Ford
    Henry Ford's Model T Ford was in production from 1908 to 1927, priced at $450. The automobiles were manufactured in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The stock market crash ushered in the Great Depression.
    More Details in this reference
  • 1930s Brings Dick and Jane

    1930s Brings Dick and Jane
    Dick and Jane were the main characters in popular basal readers written by William S. Gray and Zerna Sharp[1] and published by Scott Foresman, that were used to teach children to read from the 1930s through to the 1970s in the U.S.
    Details on the Basal Readers
  • Fox Film Theatre/Paramount

    Fox Film Theatre/Paramount
    One day before the official construction ground-breaking ceremony, Fox Film Corporation agrees to sublease the theatre from Publix upon completion and to reimburse Publix for its costs. Paramount Theatre
  • Great Flood of China

    Great Flood of China
    Central China floods of 1931 were a series of floods that occurred during the Nanjing decade in the Republic of China era. It is generally considered the deadliest natural disaster ever recorded.
  • Social Security Act Established

    Social Security Act Established
    A limited form of the Social Security program began as a measure to implement "social insurance" during the Great Depression of the 1930s, when poverty rates among senior citizens exceeded 50%Get the details here.
  • The 1st Credit Card

    The 1st Credit Card
    The first bank card, named "Charg-It," was introduced in 1946 by John Biggins, a banker in Brooklyn.
  • Video Tape Recorder

    Video Tape Recorder
    In 1951, the first video tape recorder (VTR) captured live images from television cameras by converting the information into electrical impulses (digital) and saving the information onto magnetic tape.
    Check for Details here
  • Brown vs Board of Education

    Brown vs Board of Education
    In 1954, the Supreme Court case Brown vs. Board of Education called for an end to segregation in U.S. institutions of learning. More in the integration/education
  • Studying the Mind of Genius

    Studying the Mind of Genius
    When Albert Einstein died in 1955 at the age of 76, his brain was removed and preserved for scientific study. Recently, Prof. Sandra F. Witelson and her colleagues at McMaster University, Canada, compared anatomical measurements of Einstein's brain with a control group of men and women whose brains were of normal intelligence,
    Mother Lobe of Genius
  • Fortran

    Developed by John Backus, FORTRAN becomes the first high-level computer programming language, reducing the number of programming statements necessary to operate a machine by a factor of 20. IBM
  • The Underwood

    The Underwood
    The Underwood Touch-Master 5 was among the last desktop models produced at the Underwood factory in the early 1960s.
  • Information at Your Fingertips

    Information at Your Fingertips
    A C Clarke was quoted in Popular Science in May 1970, in which he predicted that satellites would one day "bring the accumulated knowledge of the world to our fingertips". The Prediction
  • First Email Computer

    First Email Computer
    The first email was sent between the from one machine to another, that were positioned next to each other. The only connection between them was through the ARPANET. During this time, there were no .coms .DNS came along later. BBNA was the machine on which the first email was received.
  • Email- Almost Instant Communication

    Email- Almost Instant Communication
    Electronic mail increased the speed of communication. Addressing the email message was invented by Ray Tomlinson in 1972. Like many Internet inventors, Tomlinson worked for Bolt Beranek & Newman as an ARPANET contractor. He chose the @ symbol from the computer keyboard to denote sending messages from one computer to another.
    History of Things
  • IBM 5100

    IBM 5100
    Introduced in 1975, the 5100 was IBM's first production personal computer (six years before the PC!).
  • Motorola Cell Phone

    Motorola Cell Phone
    The first commercial cell phone call took place this week in 1983. The call was placed on a Motorola prototype cell phone, now referred to as "the brick". The phone cost over $4000.00 and weighed in 48 ounces.
  • Apple MacInTosh

    Apple MacInTosh
    The first Apple MacIinTosh went on sale on January 24, 1984. It was the first commercially successful home computer to feature both a mouse-based input system, as well as an easy-to-use graphical user interface. It came bundled with two applications -- MacWrite and MacPaint -- and became an instant cult hit among geeks. Invention of the Apple computer was the start in revolutionizing the information age.
  • Great Flood of 1993

    Great Flood of 1993
    The Great Flood of 1993 occurred in the American Midwest, along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and their tributaries, from April to October 1993.
  • Evolving the Online Journal

    Evolving the Online Journal
    The modern blog evolved from the online diary, where people would keep a running account of their personal lives. Most such writers called themselves diarists, journalists, or journalers. Justin Hall, who began personal blogging in 1994. Read on
  • File Storage in Information Age

    File Storage in Information Age
    The Zip drive is a medium-capacity removable disk storage system, introduced by Iomega in late 1994. Originally, Zip disks launched with capacities of 100 MB, but later versions increased this to first 250 MB and then 750 MB. The format became the most popular of the super-floppy type products which filled a niche in the late 1990s portable storage market. <a href='' >More on Zi
  • Advancing Artificial Limbs

    Advancing Artificial Limbs
    Boston Digital Arm has become famous then it introduced first microcontroller-equipped hand prostetic in 2001.
    The Digital Arm
  • 3D Online Environment

    3D Online Environment
    The virtual world advanced with 3D imagery.
  • Wireless Tech Surfboard

    Wireless Tech Surfboard
    Intel commissioned a surfboard shaper in North Devon, England, to design a board with an embedded tablet PC. Why? So Intel could tout its Centrino processor at beach festivals around the globe.
  • Aireless Tire

    Aireless Tire
    A wheel without an inflated tire may seem old-fashioned — think wooden buggy wheels — but the Tweel from Michelin is anything but retro. A shock-absorbing rubber tread band distributes pressure to dozens of flexible polyurethane spokes.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    Much of the flooding was due to the failure of the city's levee system.
  • Introducing the i-Phone

    Introducing the i-Phone
    The iPhone is a line of Internet and multimedia-enabled smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc., and released in 2007.
    The Internet Phone
  • Eniviro-Technology

    As science and technology merge, environmental technology or green technology or clean technology is showing signs of the next wave, as nations seek ways of conserving the natural environment and its resources, as well as to curb the negative impacts of human involvement.
  • Stem Cell Research

    Stem Cell Research
    More on Stem Cells</a>In November 2007, scientists reported that they could use human skin cells to create embryonic stem cells, <a href='' >
  • The I-Phone

    The I-Phone
    The world at your fingertips could be accessed through the I-Phone. Its simplicity and compactness was all the on-the-go person needed to keep in touch with the world.
  • Cement Smog Eater

    Cement Smog Eater
    TX Active is a self-cleaning and pollution-mitigating cement developed by the Italian company, Italcementi that can reduce pollution (nitric oxides) by up to 60%.
  • Hawaii's Electric Pumps

    Hawaii's Electric Pumps
    Hawaii unveiled plans to be first in the nation to roll out electric car stations statewide. More
  • Apple as A Hot Commodity

    Apple as A Hot Commodity
    As of January 2010 the company operates 284 retail stores in ten countries, and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. As of 2010, it is one of the largest technological corporations in the world by revenue. More on Apple
  • Earthquake in Haiti

    Earthquake in Haiti
    The epicentre of this magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake was near Léogâne, approximately 25 km (16 miles) west of Port-au-Prince.[3] at a depth of 13 km (8.1 miles).
    List of Haitiaan Earthquakes
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