Essential Questions: How did life change during the industrial revolution? How did it change at work, at home, and throughout society?
- Textile Mill Workers
- Opening activity: examine the artifacts: two fabric swatches, one homespun and one factory-made
- “A Mill Girl Remembers”*; Bell poem*; and Letter from a mill girl
- Photo analysis lesson worksheet (and essay by Elizabeth Winthrop) to use with 9 Lewis Hine photos of mill workers
- Discovering People through Census Records. Use the CD and discussion questions provided to explore general trends in Windsor census data (research questions provided). Note the more advanced Census Lesson in Module 4.
- Wages, prices, and purchasing power using Sears Roebuck catalogues (1897, and pages from 1923) (requires some simple math)
- Also included: 5 additional matted images; CD of Labor Songs; Video: On the Line, 1924 (DVD and VHS); and Books: Elizabeth Winthrop, Counting on Grace, and Mark McCutcheon, Everyday Life in the 1800s
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