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Students listen to the book Tortilla Factory to identify the productive resources and intermediate goods used to produce tortillas. In this elementary economics instructional activity, students produce their own paper taco following the process demonstrated by the teacher and classify the resources used to produce their paper tacos. Students are introduced to the concept of productive resources and intermediate goods.
Students design a solution to a problem based on the Industrial Revolution. In this design lesson plan, students come up with architectural designs and present them to teachers in a simulated factory.
Students examine the efforts of early American manufacturers to implement the factory system on a large-scale in the town of Lowell, Massachusetts. They examine the idealistic goals of the industrialists who financed and built the Lowell mills.
Students discuss and compare life in the South and life in the North during the American civil War. They compare factory management rules to plantation management rules during that period. A variety of assessment activities are completed.
Eleventh graders discuss the working conditions that led to the Haymarket Affair, the Homestead Strike, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. They take a stand on sweatshops today, supported with evidence.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
Learners compare and contrast farm and factory products. In this farm and factory lesson, students listen to a SMART Board-supported lecture and then complete activities that require them differentiate between farm and factory products.
Fifth graders listen and read letters written during the early part of the Industrial Revolution. They write letters that show understanding of the circumstances people faced in factories during this time period.
In this online interactive literature instructional activity, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryStudents may check some of their answers online.
If your class will be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this guided reading worksheet may increase their comprehension. It asks them to re-read passages (provided) from the book and then answer numerous short answer questions. A nice series of activities!
Get your scholars ready to become employees at the Toothpick Factory. Small groups take on specific roles to practice working in a team with a common goal. They review an instruction sheet (included) before jumping into the production process with actual toothpicks and tools (scissors, a nail file, a ruler, and a pencil). Given a limited amount of time, each group meets specific orders with as much efficiency as possible. When time is up, use the provided prompts to facilitate discussion and have scholars fill out the soft skills survey to determine how they functioned as part of the team. What do the results reveal about their future career interests?
Fourth graders read the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Reader's Circle, they also are writing a variety of pieces for the Writer's Workshop that is closely related to the novel. The quality and the quantity of work that students produce determines the students grades for this project.
Students research, examine and are provided the opportunity to re-enact one of the most exciting trials of the 20th century, The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Trial. They research the history of the trial and then divide into groups to address labor relations, points the prosecutors and the defense will address and the legacy of the fire.
Fourth graders read and take quizzes over the book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The Great Gatsby, The Jungle and study HRC's Teaching the American Twenties-The Dream Factory are the focus of this instructional activity, Your learners will rewrite a small scene from the novel into a dramatic film scene and then create a modern movie poster that demonstrates the plot, major themes and characters of the novel and the 1920's.
Students discuss existence of and conditions on factory farms, and identify alternatives to factory farms that provide sustainable solutions for food production and environmental safety.
Students examine the basic structures and functions of cells. They design and construct a factory cell model where each factory part corresponds to a cell part.
Seventh graders experience what life was like in the factories during the Gilded Age. They explore the reasons behind the move for work place reforms during the Progressive Era. Students discuss the factors that led to work place reforms.
Learners determine how push/pull factors convinced Milton Hershey to build his chocolate factory in Derry Township. In this geography skills lesson, students complete an anticipation guide, read about push/pull factors, and discuss why Hershey built his factory in Derry Township.
Students identify productive resources and intermediate goods used to produce corn tortillas.  In this productive resources lesson, students listen to the book Tortilla Factory and classify resources used to make paper tacos.

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