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From Suffering to Action, From the Individual to the Collective

Unit 1 , Lesson 2

Jewish Women's Archive - Living the Legacy

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From Suffering to Action, From the Individual to the Collective

Enduring understandings: 
  • Articulating the circumstances of one’s own suffering is a first step in taking power to change those circumstances.
  • Creating change is a social process done in community with others.
  • There are many different models for creating social change (e.g, collective action, legislation).
Essential questions: 
  • What are various ways in which people respond to suffering and inequality?
  • When does suffering/injustice become a catalyst for change?
  • Why were Jewish women in particular involved in organizing the garment industry?
  • What was the role of young women in organizing the garment industry?
Materials required: 
  • Copies for each student of the “Fact, Feeling, Idea, Question” chart
  • Copies for each student or a projected display of the photos in the Photographic Impressions document study
  • 8 ½ x 11” signs that read AGREE and DISAGREE
  • Rope that stretches from one end of the room to the other and the list of “Walk the Line” statements
  • document studies on working conditions, hours and pay, and organizing for three groups OR enough multiples of sets to have approximately three to six students in each group

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Living the Legacy - Lesson: From Suffering to Action, From the Individual to the Collective." (Viewed on April 21, 2014) <http://jwa.org/teach/livingthelegacy/labor/from-suffering-to-action-from-individual-to-collective>.