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?


kids with tagsPlace yourself in the shoes of the Lawrence textile workers in the 1912 "Bread and Roses" Strike.

Explore the primary source documents you have been provided and write an essay either supporting or denouncing the relocation of the strikers' children.

Then participate in a classroom debate in which you will be asked to support or denounce the actions taken by all parties involved in the relocation of the strikers’ children during the Bread and Roses Strike.

Image: Children of Lawrence, MA strikers sent to live with sympathizers in New York City during the work stoppage, 1912 news photo, ex-Bain News Service. From the Library of Congress.