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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909

Shirtwaist Maker Strike

Overview

Pair the picture book, Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909, with primary sources to practice close reading, build vocabulary, and investigate labor activism and one group’s fight for shorter hours, increased wages, and more sanitary working conditions.

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Primary source set

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Grade

Elementary

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts

Length

40-60 minutes.

Topics

civic action, Clara Lemlich, hours, immigrants, labor, picture books, Shirtwaist Makers, strike, wages, women's history, working conditions

Author

Tom Bober

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