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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 2: Case Study: How Working Conditions Change - Chávez and the UFW

For Teachers 7th Standards
Unit 2 of Module 2A shifts the focus from the working conditions in the American factories of  the industrial era to the plight of  migrant agricultural workers. The eight lessons in the collection ask learners to examine two speeches by...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: What Are Working Conditions, and How Do They Affect Workers?

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 20 lessons that make up the Module 2a Unit 1 collection focus on building background knowledge of working conditions in American factories during the industrial era. Using their knowledge of these conditions, Class members read...
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On This Day: National Hispanic Heritage Month

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
New ReviewFrom the rights of farm workers to food and culture, Hispanics have an indelible imprint on American culture. Using a curated set of videos, young scholars consider the rich heritage of Hispanic American history. Videos profile famous...
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End of Unit Assessment: Analyzing the Structure of Chávez’s Wrath of Grapes Speech

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewCésar Chávez gave his 1986 "Wrath of Grapes" speech to educate consumers about pesticide use. Scholars complete an end of unit 2 assessment, applying what they learned throughout the unit to a new text. They then analyze the structure of...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: How Chávez Develops His Claims in the Commonwealth Club Address

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewScholars complete a mid-unit 2 assessment, analyzing how César Chávez supports his claims in his 1984 speech, "Address to the Commonwealth Club of California." Learners focus on paragraphs 18 and 19 of the speech, answering text-based...
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Building Background Knowledge: Planning The Two Voice Poem

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewScholars build background knowledge to understand the life and work of the union leader and labor organizer César Chávez. As they read teacher-selected resources, they complete a Building Background Knowledge worksheet and engage in...
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Introducing Module 2: Working Conditions—Then and Now

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewLet's get visual! Scholars embark on a gallery walk around the classroom to view quotes, images, and videos about historical and modern working conditions in various professions. They consider how working conditions have changed over...
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Pullman Strike

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
History is ironic, isn't it? In the Pullman strike, federal power thought to protect citizens was used to break the union. What started as a quest for better wages and benefits during an economic crisis was crushed through violence and...
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The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Class members use primary source documents to research the tragedy and how it lead to the creation of labor unions and new labor laws. As an exit...
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Child Labor and Human Rights

For Teachers 4th Standards
How young is too young to have a job? A thoughtful lesson guides scholars through different texts to learn about child labor conditions, the right to safe working conditions, and fair wages. Class members ultimately complete writing...
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US History and Government Examination: June 2012

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The reform movements—such as abolition, the push for women's suffrage, and the labor movement—shaped modern America. A document analysis activity and essay prompt help learners consider why. Other items in the high-level exam include an...
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Organizing the Farm Worker Movement

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The food on young scholars' tables was likely harvested by hands that fought for fair wages and working conditions. By examining the life of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, learners connect their daily meals with the struggles of those...
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Cesar Chavez: Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Cesar Chavez believed so much in the cause of farmworkers that he put his money where his mouth was. Chavez quit his well-paying job to organize them into labor unions. Using a speech, photograph, and short biographical video, pupils...
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Business in the Middle Ages: Working in a Guild

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Long before modern labor unions, guilds worked to ensure that workers had a fair wage. But, in medieval Europe, they also cooperated with the government. Using a simulation and primary source analysis, young scholars become hatters in...
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Labor Unions in an Industrializing U.S.

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Have class members eager to enter the workforce? They'll be glad to learn that things aren't how they used to be. Have your young historians examine then discuss four primary source images related to the negative effects of...
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Labor Markets and Minimum Wage

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can raising the minimum wage lead to unemployment? Young economists watch a rapid-paced video from Crash Course Economics to learn about supply and demand in the labor market and the ways that the minimum wage can both stimulate economic...
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Unions Today

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class members experience labor/management "win-win" negotiations as they attempt to forge a contract that satisfies both teams' top demands. The teacher mediates the discussion.
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Why Did the Triangle Fire Occur?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An investigation of the 1911 New York City Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire leads class members to examine primary and secondary source materials related to the event and apply what they learn about the working conditions at the time to...
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Unions Today

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Three scenarios that examine the role of unions in the fast-food industry and pro sports are used to launch a discussion of present-day union influence.
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Concept Formation Lesson Plan: Understanding "Protest"

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
After analyzing both examples and non-examples of a variety of protests conducted by ethnic groups in Seattle and the state of Washington during the twentieth century, your class members will work to identify the key ideas and components...
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Cesar Chavez- Mini Biography

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Farm worker, union organizer, founder of the United Farm Workers of America, Cesar Chavez is the focus of a short video sure to spark interest in the life of this famous activist.
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Radio Program

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and assess the impact of unions on workers, management, and community. They listen to radio stories, students are asked what can they conclude about the impact of unions on the lives of the workers, management, and...
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Industrial Revolution: A Definition

For Teachers 8th - 10th
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...
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Reforming the Industrial World: The Industrial Revolution leads to economic, social, and political reforms.

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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,...