ERIC Number: ED206558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
How Schools Are Teaching About Labor: A Collection of Guidelines and Lesson Plans.
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC.
These guidelines and lesson plans are intended to help elementary and secondary teachers to teach about organized labor and its contribution to the development of this country. The lessons, some self-contained and others requiring access to publisher available materials, were developed by teachers. Examples follow. Elementary students read about and discuss the life of Samuel Gompers, unscramble puzzles to find terms and persons associated with the labor movement, and sing songs. Three of the lessons were designed to be integrated into junior high school language arts and U.S. history and 11th grade U.S. history. Students view films and filmstrips, listen to guest speakers, visit local unions to gather information on present day legislation and its effect on organized labor, and read and discuss books. In one lesson, secondary students assess organized labor's position in the 1970s and suggest future programs that may help organized labor meet the demands of a changing society. A lesson for English classes uses student journals, drama sketches, creative writing, art, and oral reports. In addition to the lesson plans, one section of the publication contains guidelines for developing a labor education multi-media resource center. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC.