The purpose of this activity is to familiarize students with life at Lowell Mills and the causes and effects of the strike. Students will use primary sources to compare and contrast accounts of life at Lowell. Students will examine documents from the Lowell Mill and also documents about the strike. Then students will analyze the documents to determine if the accounts are exaggerated. Finally, students will evaluate the strike's impact on the labor union movement and the women's rights movement. A final assignment is an document based essay written from primary documents. Thanks for looking and Happy History. Penny Wood.