8.2 - A Changing Society

The Five Keys: New Materials (2016)

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In the last two centuries alone, mankind has witnessed an explosion in the production of new and entirely synthetic materials - most significantly the plastics that now occupy a prominent place in our everyday lives. But with the advent of nanotechnology, everything we have achieved so far may have been just the beginning.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:50
The Five Keys: New Materials

New York 1901

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Relive the dawn of modern New York City, the historic years that made it what it is today. Build bigger and higher skyscrapers on some of Lower Manhattan's most iconic streets.

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Middle
High
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Social Studies
Play Time: 
45 min.
New York 1901

Mission US: City of Immigrants

In Mission 4: “City of Immigrants,” players navigate New York’s Lower East Side as Lena, a young Jewish immigrant from Russia. Trying to save money to bring her parents to America, she works long hours in a factory for little money and gets caught up in the growing labor movement.