(From the American Experience website) It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City's history. On March 25th, 1911, a deadly fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York's Greenwich Village. The blaze ripped through the congested loft as petrified workers -- mostly young immigrant women -- desperately tried to make their way downstairs. By the time the fire burned itself out, 146 people were dead. All but 17 of the dead were women and nearly half were teenagers.
This study guide totals 25 fill-in the blank viewing questions. An answer key is provided. It will create detailed notes that will teach the students in a way that is perfect for an American History class or an American Literature class. A teacher can show portions of the documentary, the entire documentary, or assign students to view the documentary as it can be found on the American Experience website or on YouTube.
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