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Labor Day resources – Lesson Plan
Looking for powerful Labor Day lesson plans and resources? Help students understand the history of the labor movement and its relevance today at home and around the world.
Use this lesson to help students learn about the history of labor movements and their relevance today. Engage students in the basics of labor negotiations through the lens of professional sports and a simulation activity that puts students in the seat of negotiators.
NPR’s Planet Money decided to make a t-shirt and follow the process of its creation around the globe. This lesson plan takes your class along for the ride by interspersing activities with NPR’s exciting video tour around the world. For general education classrooms and ID classrooms.
Expose students to child labor practices in Burkina Faso and learn how the struggle for basic human rights continues today for millions of children worldwide. This lesson offers a foundation in human rights through short films and activities focused on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
“You can buy a child for lesser price than an animal. The buffaloes and cows are much more expensive than buying a child to work full-time and for the whole of his life.” – Kailash Satyarthi, children’s rights activist. Use this Daily Video to help students understand the challenges child laborers face across the globe.
In this simulation, students will authentically experience what it is like to work on an assembly line. First, they will be asked to create their own t-shirt design for homework. The next day in class they will be part of an assembly line to mass produce t-shirts. Their reflection on the experience will help them to better understand the realities of one part of the economic/resource system that they participate in as consumers.
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Lesson plan: What public libraries can teach us about immigration
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