Living the Legacy


Housewives and Consumer Organizing

Unit 1 , Lesson 5

Jewish Women's Archive - Living the Legacy

Housewives and Consumer Organizing

Enduring understandings: 
  • We are all influenced by and have the power to affect the economy.
  • Women have brought the tools of labor activism into the domestic realm.
Essential questions: 
  • How did Jewish women in the early 20th century demonstrate the power of the consumer to effect economic change?
  • How do the goals, skills, and approaches of labor activism transfer to other aspects of life?
Materials required: 
  • Copies of the primary sources by event date for each student, one date’s worth per page, per group
  • Large paper, white board, or chalk board to record notes from class discussion (optional)

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