1/13 ‘Becoming An Industrial Nation’ Atlas Activity

Today, we compared maps and other sources to determine details about late 1800s industrialization; specifically the rise of labor unions and their quest improve working conditions and compensation.

Becoming an Industrial Nation Maps

Becoming and Industrial Nation Maps pg43&55

Becoming an Industrial Nation Handout

If you finish early, please look at posts from last week to complete any classwork you are behind on.  So far in unit 6 we’ve investigated the rise of urban industry and population growth in America, the westward migration of people onto Indian lands, the assimilation and discrimination of those Indian peoples, and now how workers banned together to use strength in numbers for improved working conditions.  Tomorrow, we’ll examine 2 specific labor strikes, a tool of labor unions in which workers stop working until their demands are met by company management.