Haymarket Square Riot Lesson Plan & Video

Haymarket Square Riot Lesson Plan & Video

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The Haymarket Riot: The Labor Movement and Fight for Workers Rights
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Students learn the incredible story behind the violent riot at Haymarket Square, what led workers to strike, the police to shut it down, the aftermath, and legacy of the labor movement.

 

Students learn the incredible story behind the violent riot at Haymarket Square, what led workers to strike, the police to shut it down, the aftermath, and legacy of the labor movement. Exploring how work changed for men, women, and children after the industrial revolution, students gain an understanding on why they began to fight for their rights and to unionize.  Comparing the Knights of Labor with the American Federation of Labor, students consider different approaches and the merits of each. Discovering what happened that fateful night, the horrific violence, the injustice in the trial, and the lasting impact of the labor movement, students gain an appreciation of things we normally take for granted.

Students read real newspaper headlines and political cartoons to determine bias in media and create 3 fictional news headlines to demonstrate bias in reporting

Skill Development: Recognizing media bias, point of view, and creativity and style in writing.