Use these lesson plans, created by teachers for teachers, to explore labor.
New Deal Programs: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (Grades 9-12) Students investigate people who experienced the Great Depression and received relief from the New Deal.
Child Labor in America (Grades 6-12) Students critically examine, respond to and report on photographs as historical evidence.
The Grapes of Wrath: Voices from the Great Depression (Grades 9-12) Students create a scrapbook from the point of view of a migrant worker.
Labor Unions and Working Conditions: United We Stand (Grades 6-12) Students study the working conditions of American laborers at the turn of the century.
Child Labor and the Building of America (Grades 9-12) Students examine child labor in America from 1880-1920 to gain a personal perspective of how work affected the American child.