Toffler's Wave Theory

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  • Wave 1: Agricultural Revolution 8000 bc-1750

    Wave 1: Agricultural Revolution 8000 bc-1750
    The first wave of transformation began when some prescient person about 10,000 years ago, probably a woman, planted a seed and nurtured its growth. The age of agriculture began, and its significance was that people moved away from nomadic wandering and hunting and began to cluster into villages and develop culture.
    http://www.skypoint.net/members/mfinley/toffler.htm
  • Wave 2: Industrial Revolution 1750-1955

    Wave 2: Industrial Revolution 1750-1955
    The second wave was an expression of machine muscle, the Industrial Revolution that began in the 18th century and gathered steam after America's Civil War. People began to leave the peasant culture of farming to come to work in city factories. It culminated in the Second World War, a clash of smokestack juggernauts, and the explosion of the atomic bombs over Japan.
    http://www.skypoint.net/members/mfinley/toffler.htm
  • Strand 2: Technology advances and innovations

    Strand 2: Technology advances and innovations
  • Electric Cars, 25 % of cars sold were electric

    Electric Cars, 25 % of cars sold were electric
  • Average work week was 52 hours

    Average work week was 52 hours
  • Strand 4 :Educational Theories of Learning

    Strand 4 :Educational Theories of Learning
  • Strand 5: Nature of Society and Culture

    Strand 5: Nature of Society and Culture
  • Strand 6: Religion

    Strand 6: Religion
  • Hubert Hoover invents the vacuum cleaner

    Hubert Hoover invents the vacuum cleaner
  • Richard Pearse of New Zealand supposedly successfully flew and landed a powered heavier-than-air machine

    Richard Pearse of New Zealand supposedly successfully flew and landed a powered heavier-than-air machine
  • The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is founded

    The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is founded
  • Einstein published the special theory of relativity

    Einstein published the special theory of relativity
  • Ivan Pavlov publishes his findings on Classical Conditioning

    Ivan Pavlov publishes his findings on Classical Conditioning
  • First Hindu temple constructed in LA

    First Hindu temple constructed in LA
  • The first recorded instances in America of groups speaking in tongues occurred in Los Angeles

    The first recorded instances in America of groups speaking in tongues occurred in Los Angeles
  • Thomas Edison introduced the first talking motion picture

    Thomas Edison introduced the first talking motion picture
  • 1/3 of workforce were women, half of female workers were in agricultural or domestic services

    1/3 of workforce were women, half of female workers were in agricultural or domestic services
  • Radio tuners were invented that helped receive different radio stations

    Radio tuners were invented that helped receive different radio stations
  • Massachusetts passed minimum wage law for women and children

    Massachusetts passed minimum wage law for women and children
  • Federal Government is allowed to impose an income tax

    Federal Government is allowed to impose an income tax
  • Edward Lee Thorndike's book, Educational Psychology: The Psychology of Learning, is published

    Edward Lee Thorndike's book, Educational Psychology: The Psychology of Learning, is published
  • The Assemblies of God denomination was founded

    The Assemblies of God denomination was founded
  • John Dewey's Democracy and Education. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education is published

    John Dewey's Democracy and Education. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education is published
  • Americas worst polio epidemic

    Americas worst polio epidemic
  • America enters WWI

    America enters WWI
  • Garrett Morgan invents traffic signal

    Garrett Morgan invents traffic signal
  • - Women’s Bureau is created to ensure effective employment of women

    -	Women’s Bureau is created to ensure effective employment of women
  • Jean Piaget conducts early psychological studies on his children, forming his theories of experience-based learning and his Stages of Intellectual Development

    Jean Piaget conducts early psychological studies on his children, forming his theories of experience-based learning and his Stages of Intellectual Development
  • Individual Learning Plans provided a rationale for continued development of design rather than traditional instruction

    Individual Learning Plans provided a rationale for continued development of design rather than traditional instruction
  • 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote

    19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote
  •  Influenza (the flu) and pneumonia spread Worldwide killing many thousands

    	Influenza (the flu) and pneumonia spread Worldwide killing many thousands
  • first robot built

    first robot built
  • child labor amendment proposed

    child labor amendment proposed
  • At a meeting in Maryland, the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church repealed a ban on dancing and theater attendance for church members

    At a meeting in Maryland, the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church repealed a ban on dancing and theater attendance for church members
  • John Scopes was arrested for teaching evolution in his Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology class.

    John Scopes was arrested for teaching evolution in his Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology class.
  • Stock Market Crashes

    Stock Market Crashes
  • Frank Whittle and Frank Whittle and Dr Hans von Ohain invent a jet engine

    Frank Whittle and Frank Whittle and Dr Hans von Ohain invent a jet engine
  • - The Great Depression begins

    -	The Great Depression begins
  • - The Great Depression

    -	The Great Depression
  • Great Depression transforms religious landscape

    Great Depression transforms religious landscape
  • stereo records invented

    stereo records invented
  • Ralph W. Tyler - Eight Year Study use of general and behavioral objectives and formative evaluation

    Ralph W. Tyler - Eight Year Study use of general and behavioral objectives and formative evaluation
  • William Bagley writes Education and Emergent Man

    William Bagley writes Education and Emergent Man
  • there was insulin used to control diabetes

    there was insulin used to control diabetes
  • wages and hours act passed, bans child labor and sets work week at 40 hours

    wages and hours act passed, bans child labor and sets work week at 40 hours
  • Religious radio programming regulated

    Religious radio programming regulated
  • Peter Goldmark invents color television

    Peter Goldmark invents color television
  • As the US entered into war, women replaced the men in the workforce

    As the US entered into war, women replaced the men in the workforce
  • • emergence of the role of instructional technologist and instructional design team

    •	emergence of the role of instructional technologist and instructional design team
  • - First nuclear bomb

    -	First nuclear bomb
  • Atomic Bomb invented

    Atomic Bomb invented
  • 8. 120,000 Americans were unemployed

    8. 120,000 Americans were unemployed
  • Supreme Court ruling protects Jehovah's Witnesses' right to solicitation

    Supreme Court ruling protects Jehovah's Witnesses' right to solicitation
  • Postwar America undergoes religious resurgence; nonbelievers viewed as anti-American

    Postwar America undergoes religious resurgence; nonbelievers viewed as anti-American
  • Executive Order 9981, ending segregation in the United States military in signed

    Executive Order 9981, ending segregation in the United States military in signed
  • Ralph Tyler publishes Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction

    Ralph Tyler publishes Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction
  • 31% of women work outside the home

    31% of women work outside the home
  • 60% of Americans were classified as middle class

    60% of Americans were classified as middle class
  • The Power of Positive Thinking published

    The Power of Positive Thinking published
  • B. F. Skinner publishes The Science of Learning and the Art of Teaching

    B. F. Skinner publishes The Science of Learning and the Art of Teaching
  • Maslow introduces Heirarchy of Needs

    Maslow introduces Heirarchy of Needs
  • schools that had segregated children, had to bring them together

    schools that had segregated children, had to bring them together
  • Wave 3: Information Age 1955-Present

    Wave 3: Information Age 1955-Present
    According to Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave is generally what we refer to as the Information Age. It arose as a result of advances in computer technology and the advent of the Internet.
    http://wavesofthefuture.net/wave-digital-age-green-technology-environment.shtml
  • Disneyland opens for business

    Disneyland opens for business
  • first computer hard disk used

    first computer hard disk used
  • In God We Trust becomes national motto

    In God We Trust becomes national motto
  • computer modem invented

    computer modem invented
  • Robert Miller- developed detailed task analysis procedures

    Robert Miller- developed detailed task analysis procedures
  • The first debate for a presidential election was televised

    The first debate for a presidential election was televised
  • John Glenn became the first man to orbit the earth - 3 times. It was a five hour flight

    John Glenn became the first man to orbit the earth - 3 times.  It was a five hour flight
  • JFK speaks about Catholic faith

    JFK speaks about Catholic faith
  • First computer video game invented

    First computer video game invented
  • Robert Glasser employed the term instructional system

    Robert Glasser employed the term instructional system
  • Supreme Court rules prayer in school is unconstitutional

    Supreme Court rules prayer in school is unconstitutional
  • Equal Pay Act

    Equal Pay Act
  • Medicare for citizens over 65

    Medicare for citizens over 65
  • first innternet invented

    first innternet invented
  • Criterion Referenced Instruction (CRI) is introduced

    Criterion Referenced Instruction (CRI) is introduced
  • US explores moon

    US explores moon
  • Dot-matrix printer invented

    Dot-matrix printer invented
  • Watergate begins

    Watergate begins
  • Amish children exempt from state education requirements

    Amish children exempt from state education requirements
  • Nixon accused of Watergate cover-up

    Nixon accused of Watergate cover-up
  • congress passed Employment Retirement Income Security Act

    congress passed Employment Retirement Income Security Act
  • Ruling against Bob Jones University draws conservative Christians back into politics

    Ruling against Bob Jones University draws conservative Christians back into politics
  • Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak design the Apple IComputer

    Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak design the Apple IComputer
  • Robert K. Jarvik invented artificial heart

    Robert K. Jarvik invented artificial heart
  • • computer-based instruction

    •	computer-based instruction
  • tax cut proposed that would reduce taxes by $750 billion over next 5 years

    tax cut proposed that would reduce taxes by $750 billion over next 5 years
  • highest unemployment rate since 1940

    highest unemployment rate since 1940
  • Howard Gardner publishes Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences

    Howard Gardner publishes Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
  • Supreme Court sets new legal standard for religious messages in public displays

    Supreme Court sets new legal standard for religious messages in public displays
  • Windows program invented

    Windows program invented
  • Space Shuttle Challenger disaster

    Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
  • Supreme Court overturns Louisiana law banning teaching of evolution in public schools

    Supreme Court overturns Louisiana law banning teaching of evolution in public schools
  • Doppler radar invented by Christian Andreas Doppler

    Doppler radar invented by Christian Andreas Doppler
  • America in severe drought

    America in severe drought
  • 60% of women with children under 6 works outside the home

    60% of women with children under 6 works outside the home
  • Minimum wage is raised to $3.80/hr

    Minimum wage is raised to $3.80/hr
  • • Constructivist Theory spreads

    •	Constructivist Theory spreads
  • • use of multimedia in instruction

    •	use of multimedia in instruction
  • The Hubble telescope was sent to take pictures of planets and other space objects

    The Hubble telescope was sent to take pictures of planets and other space objects
  • • development of CD-ROMS

    •	development of CD-ROMS
  • • Internet

    •	Internet
  • Supreme Court strikes down laws prohibiting animal sacrifice in religious worship

    Supreme Court strikes down laws prohibiting animal sacrifice in religious worship
  • digital answering machine invented

    digital answering machine invented
  • Congress passes bill to ensure protection of free exercise

    Congress passes bill to ensure protection of free exercise
  • Web TV invented

    Web TV invented
  • Y2K: At midnight on December 31, 1999, the entire computer revolution might crash

    Y2K: At midnight on December 31, 1999, the entire computer revolution might crash
  • $700 billion Emergency Economic Stabilization Act to ensure the banking system would not fail

    $700 billion Emergency Economic Stabilization Act to ensure the banking system would not fail
  • Jeroen J G van Merrienboer refines the Four-Component Instructional Design System

    Jeroen J G van Merrienboer refines the Four-Component Instructional Design System
  • David Wiley, develops Learning Object Design and Sequencing Theory

    David Wiley, develops Learning Object Design and Sequencing Theory
  • The State of Vermont passes HB847, legalizing Civil Unions for same-sex couples

    The State of Vermont passes HB847, legalizing Civil Unions for same-sex couples
  • • 300 gallons of black sludge is released into the Mississippi River causing an environmental disaster

    •	300 gallons of black sludge is released into the Mississippi River causing an environmental disaster
  • 9/11 attacks; Muslims fight to redefine America as "Judeo-Christian-Muslim" nation

    9/11 attacks; Muslims fight to redefine America as "Judeo-Christian-Muslim" nation
  • Hybrid car invented by Toyota

    Hybrid car invented by Toyota
  • Youtube invented

    Youtube invented
  • Supreme Court rules on two cases involving display of Ten Commandments

    Supreme Court rules on two cases involving display of Ten Commandments
  • economic recession deepens

    economic recession deepens