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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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Synthesizing Chávez’s Central Claim

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewClass members play an interactive game, matching strips of paper containing rhetorical devices with examples from César Chávez use rhetoric in his 1984 speech, "Address to the Commonwealth Club of California." Next, partners discuss...
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Speech Structure: Part 2 of the Commonwealth Club Address

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewScholars continue reading and analyzing César Chávez's 1984 speech, "Address to the Commonwealth Club of California." Working with partners, they answer text-dependent questions about how governments and consumers affect working...
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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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Speech Structure: Unions as Agents of Change— Part 2

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewScholars continue reading César Chávez's 1984 speech, "Address to the Commonwealth Club of California." Working with partners, they complete graphic organizers to determine a claim that Chávez makes about the UFW. 
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Reading Closely: Introducing Chávez’s Commonwealth Club Address and Considering the Plight of the Farmworker

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewHow can a persuasive speech help inspire social change? Scholars read along as they listen to the first half of César Chávez's 1984 speech, "Commonwealth Club Address." Next, pupils use graphic organizers to analyze one of Chávez's...
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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,...
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Chapter 35: Labor-Market Issues - Unionism, Discrimination, and Immigration

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A discussion on American unions, employment discrimination, and collective bargaining transitions into a larger conversation about the workforce. A graph that details the amount of immigrants from various countries will surely get your...
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The Growth of the American Labor Movement

For Teachers 8th - 11th
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-...
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The Power of the Press: The First Amendment

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewWas what happened in 1886 at the Haymarket riot a crime or a case of xenophobia? Using political cartoons from the time, young historians consider the role the media played in anti-labor sentiment during the time and how that influenced...
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Reading Closely and Introducing Rhetoric Toolbox: Unions as Agents of Change—Part 1

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewScholars explore the question of whether labor unions are the agents of change as they continue reading César Chávez's 1984 speech, "Address to the Commonwealth Club of California." They discuss rhetoric in Chávez's speech and discover...
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Development of Labor Unions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the conditions that led to organized labor unions. In this 20th century America lesson, students compare and contrast the Knights of Labor Constitution, the American Federation of Labor Constitution, and the Industrial...
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Labor Unions and Working Conditions:United We Stand

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars 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. Young scholars make...
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Labor Unions in the Cotton Mills

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discover what working conditions were like in the cotton mills of the South. In this industrialization instructional activity, students read oral histories of mill workers and then write persuasive speeches for or against labor...
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Should They Stay or Should They Go?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students share opinions about labor unions, discuss the recent split within the AFL-CIO, and write an article based on interviews with union members.
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Unionized We Stand

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students compose a statement of basic rights to protect their own health and well-being. They research the history, power and purpose of unions in the United States before creating their own union to promote the interests of students.
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Strike Up the Band

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars create song lyrics celebrating the history of labor unions serving the entertainment industry, then create posters illustrating the importance of each union to the industry they represent.
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Hoboes on Harvest

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students discover details about the involvement of labor unions in organizing hoboes. In this Great Wheat Harvest Migration lesson, students read the Hoboes on Harvest handout and respond to the provided discussion questions based on the...
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Striking Look

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Learners examine teacher union issues. In this current events instructional activity, students browse selected websites to explore the work and history of labor unions in Great Britain in order to better understand the teacher strikes of...
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Discovering the Need for Labor Unions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the role of labor unions in improving working conditions. In this Industrial Revolution lesson, students research the evolution of labor unions and discuss the types of conditions workers during the Industrial...
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Chapter 9 - Big Business v. Labor

For Students 8th - 12th
In this 20th century U.S. history worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages regarding the industrialization and labor unions. Students then respond to 50 short answer questions.
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Blind Newsdealer

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students analyze a painting by Ralph Fasanella and answer questions regarding context of the art. In this art analysis instructional activity, students analyze Fasanella's 'Blind Newsdealer' and answer discuss questions about the...
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Labor and Law: Sit-Down Strikes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the work of auto industry labor unions. In this labor unions lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on the details of various sit-down strikes. Students respond to discussion questions regarding...
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Making Sense of the Employee Free Choice Act

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine the Employee Free Choice Act. For this workers' rights lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of the legislation. Learners work in pairs to discuss questions and debate the...
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Farmworkers and the Union: A Lesson from Viva La Causa

For Teachers 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...
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The Rise of Big Business & the Labor Movement (2)

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding big business and the labor movement. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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The Rise of Big Business & the Labor Movement (3)

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding the rise of big business and the labor movement. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Labor Matters

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the labor movement. In this labor issues lesson, students discuss the role of labor organizations and research their beginnings in order to better understand the debate over the Employee Free Choice Act.
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Collective Behavior and Social Movements

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In this collective behavior and social movements worksheet, students match 15 vocabulary terms to the appropriate descriptions and answer 6 multiple choice questions regarding the 2 sociology topics.
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The Effects of Unions on Wages And Employment in Competitive And Monopsonistic Labor Markets

For Students 9th - 12th
In this economics activity, high schoolers examine the effects of unions and wages on employment in competitive and monopolistic labor markets by comparing and contrasting two labor markets and answering seven questions.
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Colorado Miners: Union or Not?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate the labor unions and their points of view. They use online resources in order to conduct research with primary and secondary resources. Students could produce a written or oral report for assessment.
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The Progressive Era

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore The Progressive Era, and discuss labor unions, coal mining, employee rights, and strikes. Unit of lessons all on one page.
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Roll the Union On: the National Labor Relations Act and the Rise of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the many different programs Roosevelt created as a result of the Great Depression. They research the National Labor Relations Act and explore what working conditions were like during that time.
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On This Day: Cesar Chavez Day

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
New ReviewScholars learn how Cesar Chavez and his labor union organized boycotts to promote changes for migrant farm workers. In video clips, Chavez also speaks on how the boycott can promote change and efforts people can take to help. The...
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On This Day: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
New ReviewHow did the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire change modern working conditions? The engaging resource explains conditions that contributed to the tragic fire, the workers affected by it, and how it changed labor laws and working...
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United Farm Workers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What do primary sources tell people about important events in history? The assessment geared toward high school social studies focuses on primary sources. Learners analyze a poster and a blueprint to determine how the documents show the...
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Cesar Chavez Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist Video

For Students 3rd - 7th
Long hours, no restrooms, and low pay were all part of the life of migrant farm workers before the work of union leader Cesar Chavez. The video describes the life of Chavez and his family working in the fields of California. It also...
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The Farm Worker Movement

For Students 4th - 12th
An impactful video details the work of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in creating the United Farmworkers. In the 1960s farm workers of California stood together to better their working conditions. Making their way to Sacramento,...
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Labor Day | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th
Labor Day isn't just a day off at the beginning of the school year! Learn all about the workers who fought for labor laws and workplace safety with an informative video about the origins of Labor Day.
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Isn’t It Exciting? (The American Industrial Revolution and Urbanization)

For Teachers 6th
America was built on the ingenuity, work ethic, and foresight of our ancestors. Sixth graders learn about the complex Gilded Age in American history, including the prominent inventors and captains of industry, and how they all connect...
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Women In The Labor Force Since 1920

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Pupils investigate the historical perspective of how women were perceived in the labor force since 1920 forward. They conduct research that focuses on how the role of women has changed in different periods of time. They identify the...
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The Struggle to Organize

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils analyze correspondence and a news release regarding the Harlan, Kentucky, mine strike of 1931-1932. They use these documents to discuss the problems of organizing industrial trade unions before the New Deal.
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Labor Day

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the events which led to the observance of Labor Day as a national holiday, and analyze the role of labor unions in American history, past and present, through a variety of activities.
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The Most Dangerous Woman in America: Mary Harris "Mother" Jones

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover labor issues of the 1800's.  In this Pennsylvanian history lesson, students research the case of Mary Harris Jones and discover her work as a labor activist.  Students discuss the case together in class.
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Pullman Strike

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners explore the Pullman Strike.  In this U.S. history lesson plan, students view a PowerPoint about the Pullman Strike of 1894.  Learners discuss how this strike divided our nation.  Students work with a group to analyze a newspaper...
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Dolores Huerta

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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...
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Esperanza Rising

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explore foreign cultures by reading a story in class. In this Hispanic history activity, students read the story Radio Man by Arthur Dorros and identify the times discrimination is used in the story. Students discuss labor...
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Why did the Homestead Strike turn violent?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice reading skills while looking at different accounts of The Homestead Strike.  In this reading skills lesson plan, 5th graders practice sourcing, close reading, and corroboration through reading a timeline and...
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Your Land is My Land: A Look at Bootleg Coal Mining During the Depression

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the extreme conditions of unemployment during the Great Depression.  In this multiple perspectives lesson, students analyze photographs of coal mining, research and adopt the perspective of a person affected by...
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United We Stand

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Student examine the life and work of Cesar Chavez. In this Teaching Tolerance lesson, students read about Cesar Chavez and recognize his work as a labor leader. Students discuss the concept of standing together as a group to fight...
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Factory Conditions

For Students 6th - 8th
In this United States history activity, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions pertaining to factory conditions and the rise of labor unions. A short answer question is included as...
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Lattimer Massacre: What's Beneath the Surface?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers research the growth of unions due to issues related to the Lattimer Massacre. They research primary source documents and create posters, skits and role plays.
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The Great Migration: Two American Tales

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils compare and contrast experiences of European immigrants and African American migrants in U.S. cities. After examining the topic, they write essays evaluating the differences and similarities of the groups' experiences.
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Yes, We Can!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners examine a situation of striking workers in Los Angeles. They answer questions related to the story. They also interview people involved if time allows.
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Lyddie

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders read the novel, Lyddie, while studying the reform movement. They complete assignments for each chapter and write essays about Lyddie's development through the novel.