How would technology be affected today if ww1 hadn't happened?

Idea Generation

What is this project about?

Looking for more support narrowing down your idea? Try using the idea matrix on this page.

I want to know how the world would be different if certain events didnt take place.
FEEDBACK: This is a great start, but could be made stronger if you expanded on what you're saying. For example, you could talk about why you're interested in this question specifically.

What do you want to get out of this project?

I want to learn how to study more effectively and how to manage my time better.
FEEDBACK: How do you plan to study more effectively and manage your time better?

where did the skills go? we are taking skills out of the idea generation process, in an attempt to make projects more career-focused. If you want to get leveled-up for a project, share it with the appropriate guide or faculty member for feedback upon completion.

Guiding Question

Turn your idea above into a guiding question.

Check out some resources on how to write a guiding question here.

How would the technology we use today be affected if ww1 hadn't happened?
FEEDBACK: Based on the way your guiding question is phrased right now, it seems that you're most interested in the differences in technology today, is that correct? If so, how will you contend with the argument that if it wasn't WW1 it would have been some other war that caused rapid advances in technological development? If you're not most interested in technology today and are more interested in what technological advancements occurred during WW1 and why they occurred I would suggest rephrasing your guiding question.


What will it take for you to complete this project?

Use the table below to set your own timeline for deliverables, keep in mind when your final work product is due at the end of the cycle.

Keep in mind that this project cycle runs six weeks in total, as opposed to the typical four weeks.

Work Product Deliverables

Finish research
May 6, 2021
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
May 9, 2021
Technology invented in ww1
May 11, 2021
Affects this technology had on humanity's development
May 15, 2021
Final Work Product + Notion Page Due
May 21, 2021
Last Day of Project Cycle
May 28, 2021


Use this space to take notes, keep track of your sources, or conversations you have with people about this project.

*trench coats, blood banks, sanitary pads, kleenex, stainless steel, zippers, wristwatches


FEEDBACK: Please provide evidence of your work so far. You can either do your work in the area provided above, or, if you prefer working in a Google Doc you can put the link to your document above.

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Work Product

In-Track Reflection 05/20/2021

Project Rubric

Key knowledge, understanding, and success skills [Idea Generation]
Challenging Guiding Question or Problem
Sustained Inquiry [Exploration]
Authenticity [Production
Critique & Revision [Feedback]
Product Deliverable [Work Product/Presentation]
Content/Principle(s) Application


Reflect on this project cycle by answering the questions below.

The act of reflecting allows you to highlight the accomplishments and applications of your project. (questions courtesy of Powderhouse Studios)

Was your project meaningful?

Did this project matter? In what ways did it further your knowledge, force you to grow, or provide something useful?

I learned mostly about blood banks, and the importance of blood banks throughout recent history.

Was your project ambitious?

Given what you already know, did this project challenge you in meaningful ways?

This project made me push to research more than I have in recent years.

Was your project deep?

Did your project engage with powerful ideas or tools? Additionally, did you engage with the material in a deep sense (i.e. did you develop ownership over the ideas or tools)? Can you utilize these skills independently now?

Our project with powerful ideas.


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