Labor Unions in the Cotton Mills

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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. At the conclusion of the study, groups craft a speech either for or against the development of labor unions in the cotton mills. Complete directions for how to access the required materials are included in the detailed plan.

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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
4 days
Instructional Strategies
Collaborative Learning
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Technology
Audio
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Common Core