The purpose of the lesson is to provide students with a brief history of the impetuous for the early 1900’s labor movement then contrast it with comparative labor and societal issues today. Retrieve the story of “My Cotton Dress” from https://ehistory.osu.edu/exhibitions/childlabor/cottondress
Topics and Learning Activities:
Labor laws, for people less than 18 years old, today will be presented,
The Industrial Revolution’s effects on society, the economy, emigration, and education will be presented.
Students will read “My Cotton Dress.”
Students will identify the Industrial Revolution’s societal issues that are being addressed in “My Cotton Dress.”
Students will identify the current labor laws that address the working conditions the children of the Industrial
Students will be asked to identify similarities the 4 areas affected by the Industrial Revolution with those of the
information/technological revolution that America is currently experiencing.