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Progress: Who's Affected?

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Language Arts And English Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

Students often understand that technological innovation makes our lives better, but they do not see the backstory. There are people who lose their livelihoods as machines replace them. What was once a necessary job is now obsolete--even the people themselves might feel obsolete. This lesson is designed to help students understand the drawbacks of progress and, more specifically, how it affects those people who were replaced.


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