ERIC Number: ED444892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Workers on the Line: Activity Guide.
Massachusetts Univ., Lowell. Tsongas Industrial History Center.
This field trip program, a 90-minute interpretive tour and a 90-minute hands-on workshop, provides students with the opportunity to explore the causes and nature of the conflict between workers and owners which grew out of the Industrial Revolution. The workshop complements the tour by bringing the significance of historic resources to life as students work on an assembly line. The workshop's scenario takes the "workers" through a loss of control, a cut in wages, and possible unionization and a strike; the tour focuses on the issues which led workers to resist owners. During the program, the students visit the Boott Cotton Mills Museum and conduct investigations of historical situations which caused workers to organize and protest. The program culminates with students participating in an activity where they investigate the nature of work in the future. The activity guide presents the theme, lists program objectives, provides historical background, and enumerates pre- and post-visit activities. A glossary of terms is included. (BT)
Descriptors: Employer Employee Relationship, Field Trips, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Labor Problems, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Thematic Approach, United States History
Tsongas Industrial History Center, 400 Foot of John Street, Lowell, MA 01852; Web site: http://www.uml.edu/tsongas/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Lowell. Tsongas Industrial History Center.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts