Lesson Plans — Labor
Thompsonville Carpet Weavers Strike, 1834: Market Revolution (1800-1840) and the beginnings of workers’ unionization
Protective Legislation for Women: This lesson can be integrated into a unit on Progressive Reform (1890-1925).
Labor and government help to regulate the workplace, 1900-1950: Assess workers’ reactions to industrialization in the 20th century and evaluate the reasons they chose to join together and go on strike and join a union.
Employment for African Americans in the 1940s and 1950s: Hartford’s G. Fox Department Store: Students will think about the connections between government policy and workplaces.
What was it like to work tobacco? This topic can be integrated into unit on business and labor; on Great Society programs, on immigration and migration from 1950 to 1980.
Innovation in Connecticut: This topic can be integrated into unit on industrialization/innovation in late 19th century for Grade 8 or Grade 10.
Child Labor: This topic can be integrated into unit on innovation and capitalism in 20th century in a grade 8 or 10 classroom.