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Living the Legacy - Keyword: Labor Movement

  • Photo of a Small Garment Factory
    Unit 1, Lesson 2

    Investigate the workplace conditions that led immigrant women to strike in the “Uprising of the 20,000” in 1909-1910, and the tragedy of the Triangle fire that led to lasting labor reform.

  • Garment workers rehearse a chorus for ILGWU's own theater, Labor Stage
    Unit 1, Lesson 1

    Explore the concept of “Bread and Roses” and ideas about work and dignity, with specific cases on education and culture, hats and clothing, poetry and song, as well as traditional Jewish texts about labor.

  • The Return from Toil
    Unit 1, Lesson 3

    Examine inter-generational relationships among Jewish immigrants, and the role of work and workers’ youth culture in the Americanization process. Use art and writing to explore your own identity formation.

  • Seal of the National Women's Trade Union League
    Unit 1, Lesson 4

    Through the history of mutual aid societies, unions, and settlement houses, as well as contemporary organizations working for labor rights, consider the ways Jews have supported one another and also worked in solidarity with others to repair the world.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Living the Legacy - Keyword: Labor Movement." (Viewed on October 22, 2014) <http://jwa.org/teach/livingthelegacy/keyword/Labor-Movement>.

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