Lesson 1:Craft and Factory Production
Lesson 2: Parliamentary Debate Project
Lesson 3: Persuasive Essay Writing
Lesson 4: Child Labor In Our World Today
(The following simulation is taken from the lesson "Workers on the Line," offered by the Tsongas Industrial History Center or EDSITEment)
- Students will learn about the differences between craft/piece work production before the Industrial Revolution compared to assembly line/machine production after the Industrial Revolution.
- Students will understand why the factory method was more attractive from a profit standpoint.
- Students will understand how workers’ and consumers’ lives were affected by this new method of production.
(Lesson from Monty Worth, Lowell High School)
- Students will understand the negative impact of the Industrial Revolution on children from primary source documents.
- Students will learn how legislation was enacted to protect child laborers.
- Students will take on the roles and create persuasive speeches.
- Students will practice developing a thesis statement
- Students will learn to distinguish between evidence and opinion
- Students will practice writing a persuasive essay to discuss the impact of urban growth and industrialization on the people of the Industrial Revolution.
Lesson 4: Child Labor in our World Today
(inspired by Thais Da Rosa, Lowell HS and adapted by Kristin Lubenow, Lowell HS)
- Students will recognize the impact of Industrialization on today’s world
- Low wages, poverty, unsafe working conditions of women and children.
- Students will research child labor around the world and create a poster that shows their knowledge of child labor conditions.
- Students will present their findings.