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This worksheet helps students to gather evidence from two primary documents from young women who worked in the textile factories of Lowell, Massachusetts, during the 1830s and 1840s, and use that evidence in a paragraph.

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Date: 2012

This worksheet helps students to analyze and interpret the meaning of an image that appeared on the cover of The Lowell Offering in 1845. The Lowell Offering was a monthly magazine written by the young women who worked in the Lowell textile mills and published from 1840 to 1845.

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Date: 2012

This activity asks students to analyze three primary documents about the experiences of young women who worked in textile factories in New England during the 1830s and 1840s. It provides worksheets to guide and support students in writing a paragraph that cites evidence about the documents.

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Date: 2012

Born on a Vermont farm, Sarah Rice left home at age 17 to make it on her own. Eventually she journeyed to Masonville, Connecticut to work in textile mills much like those of Lowell. Rice's first letter was written after she had been weaving in the factory for about four weeks. Her second letter was written after about nine months of mill life.

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Item Type: Diary/Letter
Date: 1845

Beginning in the 1820s, a group of Boston businessmen built textile mills in Lowell, Massachusetts. The first factories recruited women from rural New England as their labor force. These young women, far from home, lived in rows of boardinghouses adjacent to the growing number of mills.The Lowell Offering was a monthly magazine written by these…

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Item Type: Poster/Print
Date: 1845

This worksheet helps students to undertake a close reading of a section (pages 4-7) of the 1877: The Grand Army of Starvation Viewer's Guide, which accompanies the 30-minute ASHP documentary of the same name.
In this activity, students watch the documentary Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl in sections, with documents and exercises designed to support and reinforce the film's key concepts: workers challenging the effects of industrial capitalism, the impact on immigrant families of young women earning money in the garment industry, and the methods…

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Item Type: Teaching Activity
Date: 2012

This online immersive digital video game puts players into the fictional New England town of Eureka Falls, where they can choose to become either Anna Caruso, an immigrant weaver at the Boylston Mill or Walter Armbruster, a native-born middle-manager at the same factory. The game is designed to promote students’ historical reasoning, foster…

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Item Type: Website
Date: 2012

This worksheet helps students understand the difficult and dangerous working conditions that young female workers experienced in garment factories during the early twentieth century. Students must match quotes from women who worked in garment factories in Chicago in 1910 with a general description of a workplace problem. The quotes were collected…

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2012

These words and phases from the Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl documentary may be unfamiliar to students.