I started the lesson with a short video on the history of the internet:
Then I distributed the primary source. Because itt was first period on a very rainy day, skimming the RFC was difficult. I gave them a TimeLine document to place these innovations in the correct time period (before or after 2002). Innovations were: cell phones, Wifi, proxy voting for stockholders, email, online databases (all before 2002), smart phones, phone cameras, HD TV, YouTube, online calendars, Twitter (all after 2002). All answers were in the document. They could write answers and check in the document. It helped them focus on the document. Then they split into partners and created a slide show describing their challenge to present to the class.