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This lesson is about the rise of labor unions during the Industrial Revolution. It particularly focuses on the labor unions striking and taking a stance against their employers who exploited them. This lesson plan consists of individual and group work. It has worksheets, PowerPoint, handouts and videos for students to watch. it requires no prep!
It covers the following topics:
1) Goals and Tactics of Labor Unions
2) National Labor Union
3) Knights of Labor
4) American Federation of Labor
5) Industrial Workers of the World
6) Labor Issues- Haymarket Riot, Homestead Strike, Pullman Strike, Ludlow Massacre