Guiding Question:

What were the options available to the 1912 Lawrence strikers and their families?

If you were a member of one of these families, what would you have done?

Evaluation

Students will be able to: Strong Good Adequate Inadequate Weighting
Have an informed discussion about the quality of life the unskilled immigrants were living in Lawrence such as: wages, working conditions, living conditions, rents, and prices of goods needed by a family at this point in history. 2 3 4 5  
Study and surmise information from historical documents, surveys, and testimonies and decide if they think the protesters were justified in striking.          
Analyze work effectively with their peers, given primary source material such as a testimonies, surveys, articles, photographs, cartoons, and letters and formulate an opinion on whether or not the children of the strikers exodus from Lawrence was justified or "interfering with commerce."          
Use historical documents to learn about the organization of the unskilled immigrant’s mill workers into the International Workers of the World trade use historical documents to learn about the organization of the unskilled immigrant’s mill workers into the International Workers of the World trade          
Compare and contrast their own experiences with the children of the strikers and whether or not they would have supported their parents’ decisions to be sent away during the strike and be knowledgeable of the cities and towns that assisted the families who participated in sending children away.          
Accurately identify actions taken by immigrants to fight the systemic inequalities given various information from PowerPoint presentation, texts, cartoons, and photographs made available in class.