Basic Technology JSS Curriculum Guides – You and Technology (Meaning and Benefit of Technology | Products of Technology | Need for Technological Literacy and Capability for all as Life Coping Skills) 

 

THEME – YOU AND TECHNOLOGY 

TOPIC 1 – CONCEPT OF TECHNOLOGY

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

1. Drawings and pictures of technological products and processes.

2. Films, video cassettes and slides of technological processes.

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

1. define what technology is and its benefits.

2. identify the products of technology.

3. discuss how technology has contributed to human living.

 

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

Introduction 

Technology means any invention, including tools, machines, materials, techniques, and sources of power that makes work and lives easier for the people.

Computers and mobiles are not the only technology.

Technology is whenever people used knowledge to create a new thing to solve existing problems.

Technology makes it easy to matches and lighter instead of stones to produce fire.

 

Meaning of Technology 

Technology, therefore, is the application of science for practical purposes, especially at home, in school, office and industry.

 

Benefits (Importance) of Technology 

1. Cooking – using firewood, kerosene stove, gas cooker, electric cooker.

2. Washing – washing clothes with machine.

3. Preserving – using salt, frying, drying in the sun, refrigerator and/or deep freezer.

4. Relaxation – listening to radio , watching movies on TV or in cinema, playing in the yard and indoor games.

5. Vacuum cleaner

7. Fan – ceiling and standard fans, etc.

 

Products of Technology 

1. Bicycle, motorcycle, bus, car, etc.

2. Microphone, listening to transistor radio, land telephone, mobile phones, etc.

3. Traffic lights

4. ATM machine, counting machine, computer, cctv camera, etc.

5. Harvester, planting machines, irrigation equipment, insecticide and pesticides

6. Computer, photocopy machine, printer, scanner, thumb print, fax, etc.

7. TV, radio, fan, DVD player, refrigerator, kerosene and gas cooker, water heater, cabinet, etc.

 

Life Application of Technology 

Technology is everywhere and used by many people, businesses, banks, etc. Technology served different purposes, for examples –

1. Transportation – Moving from one place to another by bicycle, motorcycle, bus, car, etc.

2. Communication – Speaking to one another by microphone, listening to transistor radio, land telephone, mobile phones, etc.

3. Traffic control – Traffic officers at work, Drivers making hand signals, using of traffic lights

4. Banking – ATM machine, counting machine, computer, cctv camera, etc.

5. Farming – Harvester, planting machines, irrigation equipment, insecticide and pesticides

6. Business – Computer, photocopy machine, printer, scanner, thumb print, fax, etc.

7. Home – TV, radio, fan, DVD player, refrigerator, kerosene and gas cooker, water heater, cabinet, etc.

 

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

1. defines and illustrate the meaning of technology.

2. gives brief historical development of technology (including local examples).

3. shows pictures of technological processes and products.

 

 

STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. listen attentively, ask and answer questions.

2. identify elements of technology in the environment.

 

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Teacher asks students to,

1. define technology.

2. explain the benefits of technology to society.

3. list products of technology.

 

 

THEME – YOU AND TECHNOLOGY 

TOPIC 2 – TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Pictures of technology products

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to describe concrete ways in which technology has improved standards of living.

 

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

Products of technology: cutlery, houses, motor cars, computers, lighting system, etc.

 

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher explains products of technology.

 

 

STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students listen attentively, ask and answer questions.

 

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to list 2 examples of products of technology found at home, school and industry.

 

 

THEME – YOU AND TECHNOLOGY 

TOPIC 3 – WHO SHOULD STUDY TECHNOLOGY?

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Pictures of males and females working in industries.

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to realize that technology is for all; both boys and girls, young and old.

 

 

CONTENTS OF THE LESSON

FOCUS LESSONS 

Need for Technological Literacy and Capability for all as Life Coping Skills

1. Self independent

2. Quick decision making

3. Productivity

4. Actualization

5. Manufacturing

6. Industrialization, etc.

 

 

LESSON PRESENTATION

TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES

The teacher,

1. explains that technology is universal.

2. illustrates that both males and females should study technology.

 

 

STUDENT’S ACTIVITIES

The students,

1. participate in class discussion.

2. cite role models of males and female in technology.

 

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Students to,

1. state reasons why everyone in the society should be technologically literate.

2. cite male and female role models in technology in the locality/Nigeria.