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.
What Students Do
Students read real newspaper headlines and political cartoons to determine bias in media and create 3 fictional news headlines to demonstrate bias in reporting
Recognizing media bias, point of view, and creativity and style in writing.
Our US History video curriculum allows you to lecture less and engage more! Spend your time working with and supporting students instead of so much direct instruction. This is history for the now! Perfect for the classroom and for homeschool history video curriculum!