Technology Breakthroughs Since Industrial Revolution

And How They Changed Our Lives

Course Outline and Topics fo Class I - VIII

 

Class I – Industrial Revolution – Steam for Textiles, Mines, and Metals

Intro Video: Steam from Hero of Alexandria to Newcomen and Watt

 

 

 

Class II – Steam Transport – For Water and Rail

 

Intro Video: Erie Canal, Railroads from B&O to Transcontinental

 

 

 

Class III –Communications– Electricity for Telegraph, Telephone, Light

 

Intro Video: Ric Burns Way West, Bell Telephone, Edison Miracle of Light

 

 

 

Class IV – Home and Work – Factory, Building, Food, Appliances

 

Intro Video: Carnegie: World’s Richest Man; Chicago: City of Century Skyscrapers

 

 

 

 

Class V – Road and Air – Petroleum Fuels Autos to Jets

 

Intro Video: The Prize: Auto Evolution; Chasing the Sun: Jet Transport

 

 

Class VI – Entertainment –Print to Audio and Video Broadcast/Recording

 

Intro Video: Empires of Air segments on Sarnoff, Armstrong, De Forest

 

Class VII – Chemicals, Synthetics – Oil, Celluloid to Fiber, Plastic, Energy

 

Intro Video: The Prize: Titusville, Rockefeller, Aramco, Petrochemical Segments

 

Class VIII – High Tech – Computers, Internet, Life Science, Globalization

 

Intro Video: Machine that Changed the World