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6 resources with the keyterm organized labor

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Cotton Mills from Differing Perspectives: Critically Analyzing Primary Documents

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The working conditions in the cotton mills at the turn of the 20th century are the focus of a series of activities that ask learners to examine primary source documents written from different perspectives. In the first activity, groups...
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Labor Unions in the Cotton Mills

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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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 Brief American Pageant: The Great Depression and the New Deal

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Experience the soaring highs and crashing lows of the 1920's and 1930's in this stark presentation. Though brief at eight slides (two are title slides), the graphs and maps would make a good accompaniment to your unit on the Great...
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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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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.