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Childhood Lost: Child Labor in the United States, 1830-1930
5th - 10th
Working in groups, middle and high schoolers describe and discuss photographs depicting working conditions experienced by child laborers in the 19th century. They then write a persuasive paragraph supporting an amendment to regulate the...
Upton Sinclair’s, The Jungle, and Urban Living Conditions (1906)
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Upton Sinclair intended to write The Jungle in order to call attention to the living conditions and the treatment of immigrant workers in the meat-packing industry in 1906. As a close reading exercise, class member examine three pages...
Globalization and Trade and Poverty
9 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can we eradicate extreme poverty with globalization? How far can the planet support a growing global industry? High schoolers watch an engaging video about some of the most important questions in the economic world today—and view some of...
Working Conditions in America: 1880s versus 2000s
9th - 10th
Students conduct research into the life of Americans and how working conditions have changed over time from the 1880's to modern times. They use primary and secondary resources in order to compile research in order to report the findings...