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This booklet is curriculum support for the American Social History Project's 30-minute documentary Daughters of Free Men. The viewer's guide contains background information on issues raised by the documentary as well as additional primary source…

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In this activity students perform a role play of a talk show between Lowell workers and factory owners. To research their characters, students analyze primary sources. This activity is used to teach with the film Daughters of Free Men, but can be…

These worksheets guide students as they watch the short film Daughters of Free Men.

The following excerpts are taken from the script for Daughters of Free Men, which was written by the American Social History Project.

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The following excerpts are taken from the script for Daughters of Free Men, which was written by the American Social History Project.

These worksheets help students plan their characters for the role play "To Strike or Not to Strikein 1830s Lowell." Also included is a rubric that students and teachers can use to evaluate the role play as it is performed.

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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…

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…

This worksheet helps students to understand the component parts of a paragraph (claim/counterclaim, supporting details, conclusion/summary) using a paragraph about a cover image from The Lowell Offering.The Lowell Offeringwas a monthly magazine…

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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