Teaching Critical Thinking Creatively
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With this lesson, students will read about the factory system and its arrival in the United States. They will then get to participate in a classroom skit where they see the events that led to one of the first strikes in U.S. History. The Lowell girls walked out of the mills to protest working conditions and a cut in the wages. You can view more in the preview here.
NOTE: This is included as part of the Peacefield History lesson discussing the Industrial and Market Revolutions.
Topics included: the Factory System, the spinning jenny, the power loom, interchangeable parts/ Eli Whitney Francis Cabot Lowell, the Lowell girls
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