Lesson Plans – Freedom of Association

Who Really Built America?
Source: Library of Congress
Classroom resources on the history of the labor movement, major events and individuals, child labor, and links to US history.
Subject Area: social studies, US History, economics
Grade Level: middle – high school


Whose Fruits and Just Desserts?
Source: Voices Across Time: American History through Music
Examines the causes and consequences of labor unrest in the early 20th century, considering both the needs and wants of labor and the reactions of “capital.” Examines these opposing interests and needs and how they continue to play a key role in contemporary American society
Grade Level: high school
Subject Area: social studies, US History