ERIC Number: ED150037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Organized Labor: Source Materials for the Study of Labor in America.
Golden, Carl, Comp.
Designed for use in secondary economics or other social studies classes, this kit presents instructional materials and replications of primary source documents on the development of the labor movement in America. The documents are divided into four major areas of study: the growth of organized labor, the function of a union, labor and politics, and labor and technology. The document begins with the historical development of the labor union which originated with the shoemakers of the 1840s and 1850s and concludes with a 1971 speech about rediscovering American labor. Documents in the kit represent various viewpoints ranging from organizers of unions to management. Following each document presentation are questions for inquiry and discussion. A teacher's guide containing background information about the documents precedes the documents section. The kit contains a glossary of commonly used terms. Six large posters depicting various aspects of organized labor are available in the hard copy version. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Economics, Instructional Materials, Labor Conditions, Labor Demands, Labor Economics, Labor Legislation, Labor Problems, Labor Relations, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Strikes, Unions, United States History
United Federation of Teachers, Box OL, 260 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10010 ($5.00 paperbound, $3.50 for 25 or more)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO), NY.; United Federation of Teachers, New York, NY.