A History That Still Touches Our Lives
Let Me Try It!: Part
Directions: You probably arrived at this part of the
Social Studies Academic Connection after you did the Let Me Try
It!: Part A and checked your answers. The Let Me Try It! includes
two more activities to help you think about the history of computers and
Go back to the How Did I Do? section
of the Social Studies Academic Connection. Your teacher may give
you one of the following directions:
If your teacher tells you to print out the
How Did I Do? page and/or this page, do so.
If your teacher tells you to copy the How
Did I Do? page into a word processing document, do so.
If your teacher tells you to work from the
How Did I Do? Web page as well as this one, do so.
For each of the real historical events listed
in the How Did I Do?, add one more heading to the Who?, What?,
When?, and Where? listings. Add the heading How? (either
by keyboarding or writing as your teacher directs). Then write an explanation
for how you think the particular true historical event touches your
You may be tempted to simply say, "It doesn't."
Think harder than that. You may also get as personal as you want.
For example, if you want to be a video game
programmer when you get out of school, then you may want to explain
that Steven Russell was the first person who did the kind of work you
would like to do in your life. You may owe your future career to Steven
Russell. You may also owe hours of playing video games to him.
No How Did I Do? is available for Part
B of the Let Me Try It!. There are no simple right answers. However,
you could have given incorrect answers. If you did not write about how
each real event listed touches your life today, then you may want to
discuss the stories with someone else who will help you think about
the connections in a different way.
Me Try It!: Part A
Let Me Try It!: Part C
Did I Do?: Part A