Workers' Rights Teacher Resources
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Why do Americans and Canadians Celebrate Labor Day?
4 mins 9th - 12th
A day off from work to celebrate...labor? Find out why on the first Monday of every September, Americans and Canadians celebrate Labor Day. Viewers will learn about the unique history of the first Labor Day, in which workers not only...
The Supreme Court: Liberty of Contract
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How did the Supreme Court apply the Fourteenth Amendment to cases involving working people? Learn all about labor rights in a resource that focuses on the liberty of contract and protections for workers. Scholars complete handouts that...
Upton Sinclair's The Jungle: Muckraking the Meat-Packing Industryï»¿
9th - 12th
Students explore muckraking. For this American history lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. Students respond to discussion questions pertaining to muckraking...
Farmworkers and the Union: A Lesson from Viva La Causa
6th - 12th
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...