GRADES: Middle School (9-10)
LENGTH: 9 days of in-class instructional time, based on a 45-minute class schedule, or 5 days of in-class instructional time, based on an 80-minute block schedule
AUTHOR: John Terry (Wayne Township Public Schools, NJ)
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the effects that the development of industrial capitalism had on industrial workers in Europe and the United States in the 19th century, to introduce students to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as an instrument by which they can understand and measure industrial workers’ rights with human rights issues, and to allow students to apply their understanding of workplace issues as human rights issues to contemporary scenarios involving workers’ rights.
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