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