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Industrial Revolution Child Labor Story with Questions

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Industrial Revolution Child Labor Story with Questions

This is a true, short, gripping story about a 10-year-old girl who worked in a factory during the Industrial Revolution and how she met a grim fate due to the factory's horrible working conditions.

Students can read this primary source and instantly connect to how terrible it was for children who worked in England and America's textile mills during the 1800's.

The worksheet contains 8 Common Core-aligned comprehension questions, one short answer, and one activity in which students complete a picket sign to protest against this factory and for better working conditions.

This download includes both printable and Google Docs versions of the activity! If you're in a paperless classroom or just want to integrate more digital resources, you can use the provided link to bring this resource into Google Classroom!

This child labor story makes for an excellent homework or quick in-class reading activity to bring the Industrial Revolution in America and England to life and engage your students.

This lesson can also be downloaded as part of the excellent Industrial Revolution Unit Resource Bundle!

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2 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

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