Setting the Stage
Introduce the photo essay by asking students what comes to mind when they think of the word "technology." How would they define this term? Explain that students will be looking at a photo essay that shows six different artisans plying their crafts using varying types of technology. You may want to share with them that technology is often defined as a tool or method created to solve problems, and that traditional and nonmechanical forms of technology—such as needles, ovens, and brushes—are sometimes referred to as low technology.