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Labor Unions in the Cotton Mills
Students discover what working conditions were like in the cotton mills of the South. In this industrialization lesson, students read oral histories of mill workers and then write persuasive speeches for or against labor unions in the cotton mills.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
Labor Unions in the Cotton Mills
To unionize or not to unionize? That is the question high schoolers consider in their investigation of the labor union movement of the 1920s. After a brief review of the Industrial Revolution and the importance of the textile industry in the rebuilding of the south after the Civil War, the class listens to oral histories recorded by owners of and workers in the textile industry.
9th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Handout 4C: Reflection UFW Today
How has the UFW or United Farm Workers labor union changed? Learners go to the website and explore several articles and specific legislative actions currently in place today. The worksheet includes answers and a web link, and will allow the class to explore how farm workers have been helped by this particular federal union.
9th - 12th All 3 Views 5 Downloads
Development of Labor Unions
Students examine the conditions that led to organized labor unions. In this 20th century America lesson, students compare and contrast the Knights of Labor Constitution, the American Federation of Labor Constitution, and the Industrial Workers of the World Preamble.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 76 Downloads
Labor Unions and Working Conditions:United We Stand
Students examine primary documents about the establishment of labor unions. In this organized labor lesson, students research the working conditions that contributed to the growth of the labor union movement. Students make classroom presentations about the work of labor unions.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 120 Downloads
Students examine the life of Dolores Huerta and her contributions to the development of labor unions. They read the book "Cesar Chavez: Triumph of Spirit," and in groups create a quiz, complete a Venn diagram, listen to a guest speaker, and write journal entries.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Growth of the American Labor Movement
Explore the world of labor unions and organized strikes of the early 20th century in this presentation. With stark pictures of child laborers and striking workers, these slides are sure to leave an indelible impression on your students- who may be preparing to enter the workforce.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 37 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
Farmworkers and the Union: A Lesson from Viva La Causa
Young scholars examine the role of labor unions. In this labor union lesson, students watch "Viva la Causa" and discuss the working conditions that led farm workers to strike. Young scholars also read a handout regarding labor unions and share their impressions of the lesson as they compose written summaries.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 19 Downloads
Industrial Revolution: A Definition
America sure did have a few growing pains during the Industrial Revolution. Share the problems, causes, effects, and reformation that marked the turn of the century and shift in policy during US industrialization. This slide show provides images intended to accompany any unit on the Industrial Revolution.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 8 Views 37 Downloads
Reforming the Industrial World: The Industrial Revolution leads to economic, social, and political reforms.
The Industrial Revolution brought many changes to American and European economy and politics. Cover the causes and effects of social reforms after the rise of Industrialization. Topics include laissez-faire, economics, socialism, capitalism, Marxism, and unionization.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 78 Downloads
The Elves Go On Strike!
The elves have had enough! Use this engaging Christmas-themed activity to help scholars calculate elapsed time. Learners watch a short podcast detailing a serious situation at the North Pole: the elves are on strike. Discuss the clip, possibly even introducing labor unions.
2nd - 3rd Math 3 Views 10 Downloads
Labor Day Workers Cube
Students examine the history of celebrating Labor Day and discuss the important role blue-collar workers play in the country's economy. After discussion, they create a cube displaying drawings of various jobs they admire. Panels of cube are decorated with words, dates, or patriotic symbols.
4th - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 9 Downloads
Arkansas and NAFTA
Build literacy through social studies and reading strategies. This lesson focuses on using pre-reading, vocabulary building, and comprehension questions to boost literacy while educating learners on international trade, NAFTA, and tariffs. Hand outs, procedure, background information, and a number of web links are all included.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Labor Unions and Strikes
Teens explore economics by listening to a labor history lecture and an excerpt from Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy. A detailed outline is provided for the lecture, along with follow up and assessment questions. In groups, they discuss how a theoretical situation might be governed in 1890 and in 1990.
7th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 60 Downloads
Compare and Contrast: American Federation of Labor and Knights of Labor
While learning about labor unions, have your class compare the American Federation of Labor and the Knights of Labor. The chart includes nine different categories for comparison, including views toward certain workers and members, policies, and more.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads