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Labor Unions & Labor Law Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary
Use these chapter's resources to plan and supplement a unit on labor unions and labor law. Teachers can access these convenient lesson plan outlines at any time. You'll be able to design fun and engaging lessons about topics like child labor laws, labor unions, migrant workers and collective bargaining.
You'll also find a handful of supplemental lessons that go into more detail about these concepts. All of the chapter's resources are accessible on any computer or mobile device, which lets you plan your lessons at home, at school or when you're on the go.
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- Lesson planning: Enables you to plan labor law and labor union lessons at any time that fits your schedule and from any device that has an Internet connection.
- Additional resources: Helps you add a multimedia dimension to your lessons through our mobile-friendly lesson supplements.
- Learning objectives: Ensures that you cover the most important labor union and labor law topics in your curriculum.
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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning labor union and labor law lessons easy.
- Use lesson plan outlines for specific labor union and labor law topics you want to cover in class.
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- Share the related labor union and labor law lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
- Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important labor union and labor law concepts from the lessons.
- Engage your students with relevant labor unions and labor law-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.
1. OSHA Lesson Plan
With this lesson plan, your students are are going to learn about the role, authority, and purpose of OSHA. They will build upon this by working in groups to identify workplace safety violations in a series of scenarios.
2. Labor Unions Lesson Plan for Elementary School
This lesson plan is a tool for helping students learn about labor unions. Using the text lesson, students will be able to understand how labor unions and management work together to create a contract.
3. What is a Labor Union? - Lesson for Kids
As a employee, you have working rights. In this lesson, you'll learn about how workers gain equal working rights through membership in a labor union, how and when labor unions began, and labor unions in our country today.
4. Labor Unions Lesson Plan
Labor unions in the 20th century flourished to establish fair guidelines for U.S. workers. This lesson includes a vocabulary assignment, reading activity, group presentation, jeopardy game and quiz.
5. What Is a Labor Union? - Definition & History
Labor unions are important organizations. In this lesson, you will learn what a labor union is and the history of labor unions in the United States. You will have an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz.
6. Modern Labor Union Trends, Membership & Practices
In this lesson, we'll define a union and discuss the participants in the process: employees, unions, and employers. We'll also explain why unions have been declining over the years.
7. Collective Bargaining Lesson Plan
To help your students learn about collective bargaining and its benefits and pitfalls, this lesson plan includes two video lessons, discussion questions, and a role-playing activity to involve the students in actively exploring the topic.
8. What Is Collective Bargaining? - Definition & Process
Collective bargaining is a vital process in labor-management relationships in the United States. In this lesson, you will learn what collective bargaining is and be given a general outline of its process. A short quiz will follow the lesson.
9. Benefits & Pitfalls of Collective Bargaining
This lesson defines collective bargaining and explains the pitfalls versus the benefits. It also discusses how HR managers can implement strategies to effectively negotiate collective bargaining agreements.
10. Migrant Workers Lesson Plan
Outsourcing to migrant workers has become an interesting topic in today's time. Explore your students' thoughts by utilizing this lesson plan. Students will watch a video, answer questions, complete an activity, and take a quiz.
11. The Effects of Outsourcing and Migrant Workers on the World Economy
In this lesson, we discover two labor trends of the 21st century: outsourcing and migrant labor. Both of these trends help keep producers' costs down, but their effects will likely be debated throughout the 21st century.
12. Nickel and Dimed Discussion Questions
After reading, ''Nickel and Dimed'' by Barbara Ehrenreich, your students will be ready to discuss the social and economic implications of the book. The questions will be best for high school and post-secondary classes.
13. Sweatshops Lesson Plan
Most students believe horrific working conditions are a thing of the past. However, they'll learn the conditions still exist today in sweatshops. Students will read a lesson about sweatshops, answer questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.
14. Child Labor Laws Lesson Plan
In the United States it is illegal to employ children, although there are exceptions to the rule. In this lesson, there are two reading assignments and two projects; one project focuses on American companies who have been accused of hiring suppliers who use child labor and the other is on the Fair Labor Standards Act.
15. Child Labor Laws Throughout History
Through the 1930s, child labor was common in the United States. The Progressive Movement and the Fair Labor Standards Act brought new regulations. Today, child labor is strictly regulated. This lesson examines child labor laws throughout history.
16. Child Labor Laws in America Today
Child labor was fairly common prior to and during the Industrial Revolution, but federal laws enacted in the 1930s placed heavy restrictions on the practice. This lesson explores child labor laws in America today.
17. Kids on Strike! Lesson Plan
With this lesson plan, students will read a text lesson about Kids On Strike by Susan Campbell Bartoletti and learn about different times when children actually did go on strike. Then, they'll take a quiz and complete a group activity.
18. Kids on Strike! by Susan Campbell Bartoletti Summary
This lesson discusses the stories of children who fought to change the harsh working conditions in American Industrial Revolution era mills and factories, as told in Bartoletti's children's non-fiction book ''Kids on Strike!''
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