Zinn Education Project: Lawrence 1912, The Singing Strike

Subject: Labor / WorkerĀ“s Rights
Themes: Worker's Rights 20th Century
Age groups: Middle School High School Homeschooling
Resource type: Lesson Plans

This activity provided by the Zinn Education Project and Rethinking Schools embodies a couple of key insights of Howard Zinn'sA People's History of the United States. One is that history is not inevitable. People's choices matter. Through role play, students in this lesson explore some of the actual dilemmas faced by strikers in Lawrence, Mass., in 1912.

Teaching Activity PDF. By Bill Bigelow and Norm Diamond. 18 pages.
Role play on the 1912 Bread and Roses strike in Lawrence, Mass.