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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?

Lesson 1

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    Deciding about Documents


  1. General view in large printing room of cotton mills, Lawrence, Mass. (1869?-1910?), from steroscopic image - New York Public Library - Digital ID: G90F243_031F As a class, look at a set of documents and decide if the documents are primary or secondary sources. You will record each example on the board and in your notes.
    • What is special about primary sources?
  2. Background to the Bread and Roses Strike


  3. Watch the a brief, but informative, Microsoft PowerPoint presentation on the Lawrence Mills Bead and Roses Strike of 1912. You should take notes and record any pertinent facts they have been presented.
    • Why did workers at Lawrence go on strike?
    • What were their options?

 

Image: General view in large printing room of cotton mills, Lawrence, Mass. Creator: Keystone View Company -- Publisher, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, Catalog Call Number: MFY Dennis Coll 90-F243, Digital ID: G90F243_031F
New York Public Library