American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism


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Teachers in the early 20th century had many reasons to form a union. Comparing their issues with today, which statement most accurately reflects one positive outcome of unionization.

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1. Evaluate the statements below and choose the one that MOST aligns with the foundational reason the American Federation of Teachers was formed.

2. Analyze the statements below and indicate which one MOST accurately reflects the American Federation of Teachers' membership.

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is a union that is committed to voicing the concerns of the nation's teachers. These assessments can be used to help you evaluate what you have studied about the AFT. You will be tested on why the AFT was started, its mission statement, and how to become a member.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess you on:

  • Recalling how teachers become members of the American Federation of Teachers
  • Identifying where the AFT was started
  • Remembering the key points and goals of the American Federation of teachers
  • Recalling what the AFT is committed to sustaining
  • Understanding the structure of local, state and national organizations

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills while learning about the AFT:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related American Federation of Teachers lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the mission of the AFT and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about AFT membership

Additional Learning

To learn more about teachers' unions, look at the American Federation of Teachers Overview lesson. In this lesson, you can expect to learn the following information:

  • Identify and understand the purpose of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
  • Understand how the AFT is structured and how teachers become members of the organization
  • Identify and understand the mission of the American Federation of Teachers