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Strikes and Unions

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This 4-part lesson by the Jewish Women’s Archive gives an excellent introduction to unions and strikes using the context of Jewish workers in early 20th Century New York. Students will learn:

  • the realities of working conditions in garment factories.
  • the experiences of labour union members and factory owners.
  • the strategies and reasons why both workers and factory owners organised to reach their goals.

Each lesson has a plan with supplementary reading material and advice for how you can adapt it to the appropriate level of your students.

Resource contents


Equality, Industry and Economy, Politics and Government, Social Justice

Age Ranges

KS2: ages 7-11, KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16, KS5: ages 16+


Citizenship, Drama, English / literacy, History, Media studies, Philosophy / P4C / Critical thinking, Politics, PSHE / PSE / PSED

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