Crosscurricular Approach to the Child Labor Practices of the 1800s and 1900s Industrial Revolution (view)

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Lesson Focus and Instructional Purpose
Learning goals:
Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities., Distinguish between linear association and nonlinear association., Understand that a function is a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output., The graph of a function is the set of ordered pairs consisting of an input and the corresponding output., Students will be able to differentiate primary and secondary eyewitness accounts of the 1911 factory fire., Students will understand the working conditions of factories in the 1800s and how the factory fire of 1911 led to legal reform for child and women labor into the 20th century., Students will read primary eyewitness accounts of the factory fire and answer questions using textual evidence.
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.1, CCSS.Math.Content.8.SP.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.8.F.A.1, CCSS.Math.Practice.MP.1, CCSS.Math.Practice.MP.2, CCSS.Math.Practice.MP.3, CCSS.Math.Practice.MP.4, CCSS.Math.Practice.MP.5, CCSS.Math.Practice.MP.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1


This a a cross curricular unit encompassing English, History, and Math Common Core Standards to teach the Child Labor practices of 1800s U.S. with the tragedy of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 which lead to child labor reform throughout the world and into the modern era.