Theme: Science and Technology
Throughout history, societies have developed significant technological innovations. These technological innovations have had both positive and negative effects on a society or on humankind.
Select two technological innovations and for each
• Discuss why the technological innovation was important during a specific time period
• Discuss the positive and/or negative effects this technological innovation had on a society or on humankind
You may use any technological innovation from your study of global history. Some suggestions you might wish to consider include irrigation systems, stirrup, astrolabe, printing press, factory systems, nuclear weapons, chemical pesticides, and satellites launched into space.
You are not limited to these suggestions.
Do not use the United States as the focus of your answer.
—June 2011 Regents Exam