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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 10 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Farmworkers and the Union: A Lesson from Viva La Causa
Students 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. Students 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
Development of Labor Unions
Students examine the conditions that led to organized labor unions. In this 20th century America lesson plan, 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 16 Views 75 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 5 Views 117 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
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
Labor and Law: Sit-Down Strikes
Students analyze the work of auto industry labor unions. In this labor unions instructional activity, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on the details of various sit-down strikes. Students respond to discussion questions regarding the lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 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 36 Downloads
Sixth graders research how labor unions improved working conditions for US workers at the turn of the twentieth century. They create a presentation using the information from the research that includes a visual aide such as diorama or PowerPoint presentation.
6th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 7 Downloads
Hoboes on Harvest
Students discover details about the involvement of labor unions in organizing hoboes. For this Great Wheat Harvest Migration lesson, students read the Hoboes on Harvest handout and respond to the provided discussion questions based on the article.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students explore foreign cultures by reading a story in class. In this Hispanic history lesson, students read the story Radio Man by Arthur Dorros and identify the times discrimination is used in the story. Students discuss labor problems in the U.
6th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Celebrating Labor Day
Students explore the significance of Labor Day. In this Labor Day instructional activity, 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
Agrarian And Industrial Workers
Eleventh graders study problems that agrarian and industrial workers experienced during the years 1890-1930 as modern America emerged. They focus on populism and labor unions, while attempting to determine solutions for the problems these groups faces.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads