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ERIC Number: ED469121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Work, Lyddie! Work! 8th Grade Activity. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.
Moore, Darla
This eighth grade lesson plan asks students to research and analyze primary source documents about early factory labor (mill workers during the period between 1840-1860) showing their hours of labor, ages of laborers, reasons for working, and working conditions. The lesson plan asks students to read a historical novel about the time, "Lyddie" (Katherine Paterson), and research modern-day youth labor issues to see if the things faced by Lyddie are really so different today in places where young people do not have the opportunity to go to school. The students write a poem or labor song. Teachers are given direction related to: the task and grade level; detailed processes to follow; suggested lesson length; information about literacy skills, English language, arts, and social studies standards. Primary source documents are included. Also lists resources or materials needed. (BT)
Schools of California Online Resources for Education, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, 601 North East Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093. E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California