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Labor Conditions in the Second Industrial Revolution Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Use this lesson plan to teach students about the labor conditions during the Second Industrial Revolution. Students watch a video lesson on the topic, think critically about the topic, explore cause and effect relationships, and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Describe in detail the working conditions during the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Explain the events of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and the effects of the tragedy on working conditions
  • Discuss the organizations and events that led to better working conditions

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

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