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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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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2012

These words and phases from the Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl documentary may be unfamiliar to students.
This is a shortened, edited version of Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars (excerpt) used in The Pay Envelope: A Role Play activity. It helps students to determine the main ideas of the text by matching summary statements to the paragraphs in which they appear.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2012

This worksheet helps students to determine the main ideas in The Story of Sadie Frowne, A Brooklyn Sweatshop Girl.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2012

These worksheets help students complete "The Play Envelope: A Role Play." The worksheets set up the role play, help students organize their characters' talking points, and help students assess the success of the final role play as it is performed.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2011

This viewing guide and associated activities will help students analyze propaganda images of women workers during World War II and compare them with the real experiences of women. The instructions for using the film and viewing guide can be found in the activity "The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter."

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2008

During World War II, the U.S. government produced a number of propaganda posters aimed at mobilizing women workers to contribute to the war effort, offering images that challenged traditional ideas about the role of women and the nature of their work while still maintaining traditional gender hierarchies.

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Item Type: Poster/Print
Date: 1944

Between 1910 and 1960, the number of women working for wages in the United States grew from just over 8 million to over 23.2 million, rising from 21 percent to 32 percent of the workforce. The types of jobs that women of different races did also changed dramatically over that time period. These graphs do not include statistics for women who worked…

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Item Type: Quantitative Data
Date: 2011

This worksheet helps students analyze a poster created by the U.S. government during World War II that encourages women to take factory jobs.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2013

This worksheet helps students analyze statistics about the labor force participation of white and African-American women in the decades before, during, and after WWII.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2013