Triangle Fire Video Guide American Experience PBS Progressive Era


Grade Levels
6th – 9th
Social Studies – History, U.S. History
Resource Type
Graphic Organizers, Video Viewing Guide
Formats Included
Google Apps™
6 pages (with key) + 5 slides

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This lesson provides an overview of the events that occurred in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Students will watch a documentary about the Triangle Fire from American Experience. I really like this video because it makes connections to both the labor and Progressive movements and the language used is accessible to middle-grade students. The guide I created keeps students engaged with and thinking about the video without overwhelming them with writing. You can view more in the preview here. – Triangle Fire Video Guide

Included in this resource:

  • A handout for students – Google Slides version (editable), PowerPoint (editable), and a PDF version
  • A digital version of the lesson for Google Slides (also Pear Deck compatible)
  • A lesson plan for implementation

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