Thanks to Frances Perkins: Fighter for Workers’ Rights

Social Security

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Pair the picture book, Thanks to Frances Perkins: Fighter for Workers’ Rights, with primary sources to highlight how one person can influence the thinking of a nation while having students investigate the historical origins of social security. After, students can connect with seniors to share their learning and interview them about their experiences with social security today.

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Grade

Elementary

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Length

40-60 minutes

Topics

FDR, Frances Perkins, Franklin D. Roosevelt, labor, Social Security, workers' rights

Author

Tom Bober

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