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Triangle Fire and Labor Movement
Tenth graders, in groups, explore the garment industry before, during, and after the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire to learn about the Labor Movement, unions, and some of the people who impacted working conditions for both adults and children workers in America.
10th Social Studies & History 7 Views 22 Downloads
New Review Major Strikes in the American Labor Movement
Have your class organize information about strikes in a handy chart. Pupils take notes on the Homestead Strike, the Lawrence Strike, and the Pullman Strike. Along the left side of the chart are six questions for learners to answer about each of the strikes.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
China's Rising Labor Movement
Young historians will explore the complex causes and effects of industrialization in China by perusing the numerous articles included in this webpage. Throughout the resource, there are many writing and discussion prompts to help direct and focus your class in their thinking.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 4 Views 8 Downloads
The Rise of Big Business & the Labor Movement (5)
In this online interactive American history learning exercise, students answer 13 fill in the blank questions regarding the rise of big business and the labor movement. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 73 Downloads
The Rise of Big Business & the Labor Movement (3)
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding the rise of big business and the labor movement. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Rise of Big Business & the Labor Movement (6)
For this online interactive American history worksheet, learners answer 13 fill in the blank questions regarding the rise of big business and the labor movement. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 48 Downloads
The Rise of Big Business & the Labor Movement (1)
In this online interactive American history instructional activity, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding the rise of big business and the labor movement. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Chapter 26: The New Power Balance 1850-1900
Trace the industrial changes and shifts in world power occurring between 1850 and 1900. This is an extensive, well-organized, and complete look at the social and political events leading up to the turn of the century. A great resource to set the stage for American industrialization, WWI, and WWII.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 34 Downloads
Workers, Take A Holiday! The Beginning of Labor Day
When your upper elementary class returns in the fall, have them identify and define the beginnings of the labor movement and Labor Day in the United States. They thoughtfully reflect on changes that have occurred in the way we think about this holiday.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 38 Downloads
Hoboes on Harvest
Learners study the role Oklahoma's wheat fields played in the history of labor movements in the US. They write imaginary letters describing their experiences on a wheat harvest. They research on the internet or in encyclopedias to find out how hobo sandwiches got their name.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Industrial Age in America: Sweatshops, Steel Mills, and Factories
Young scholars investigate the working conditions during the Age of Industrialization. They research how workers reacted to the conditions and discuss the results of labor movement.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 36 Views 97 Downloads
Students examine the labor movement. In this labor issues instructional activity, students discuss the role of labor organizations and research their beginnings in order to better understand the debate over the Employee Free Choice Act.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 31 Downloads
A Worker's Compensation
Middle schoolers read about the history of Labor Day in a newspaper article. They discuss difficulties American employees of the past had to face, learn about labor rallies, and conduct Internet research. Part of the intention of this lesson is to demonstrate how to cite websites in a bibliography.
6th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 29 Downloads
Celebrating Labor Day
Students explore the significance of Labor Day. In this Labor Day lesson, students research Internet sources to study the history behind the holiday. Students discuss labor union history and simulate a public hearing regarding the proposal of an 8-hour work day.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 23 Downloads
New Review The Free Silver Movement and Inflation
Why are US dollars no longer backed by gold and silver? What is our medium of exchange, and what would it be like to live in a barter economy? Learners consider these questions, as well as learn about the major historical events in the evolution of American currency.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Roots of the Cold War
When and how did the Cold War begin? To answer this question, you will not find a better-organized, in-depth, activity- and inquiry-based resource than this! Executing best teaching practices throughout, each portion of this inquiry involves detailed analysis of primary and secondary source material, supporting learners as they develop an answer to the resource's guiding question.
9th - 12th Language Arts 129 Views 126 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: Enterprise and Commerce
Using Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, invite your learners to consider the concept of virtue in a democratic society devoted to gain and self-interest. This stellar resource guides your class members through a close reading and discussion, and also includes a video seminar illustrating what high-level discourse regarding the text looks like.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed