Automation and the American Worker

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A thought-provoking resource examines the future of automation and the effects on employment. Academics read informational text, complete written prompts, and participate in activities to understand automation and the possibilities for the future. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners brainstorm ideas to avoid technology unemployment 
  • Create a list of the pros and cons of industrial automation 
Classroom Considerations
  • Additional information on automation and the Industrial Revolution may be needed
Pros
  • Resource provides statistical data to support informational text 
  • Lesson includes additional sources that support the material 
Cons
  • None