Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and Migrant Workers

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Overview

Students analyze primary sources to investigate how the press covered the treatment of sweatshop and migrant farm laborers in the early to mid-1900s. After, students plan an investigative news segment that explores how workers are treated today.

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Grade

High School, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Length

180 minutes

Topics

Cesar Chavez, Delano Grape Strike, Dolores Huerta, farm laborers, Harvest of Shame, immigrants, investigative reporting, journalism, labor, migrant workers, news segment, press, sweatshops, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Author

PBS NewsHour Extra

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