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Triangle Shirtwaist Fire - Progressive Movement and Labor Reform

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This gripping product includes a summary of the tragedy with primary source accounts and a response worksheet with multiple choice and short answer questions.

"There were flames all around in no time. Three girls came rushing past me. Their clothes were on fire. I grabbed the fire pails and tried to pour the water on them, but they did not stop. They ran screaming toward the windows."

When examining the negative effects of industrialization and the growth of the progressive movement, few accounts will bring the era to life like the Triangle Shirtwaist fire. This document will captivate your students and establish understanding of labor reform, while helping them make connections between the tragedy and the world we live in today.

This document can be used as a close reading exercise or an independent enrichment activity. I typically use the activity as an introduction to the progressive movement unit.

My students are always fascinated with this story. I know your students will be as well!

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