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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