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1830s - Textile Mills
- Research the textile mills taking notes while using a URL site, an encyclopedia and a picture book.
- As a character working at a textile mill, use the notes to create an illustrated journal containing 6 - 7 entries which reveal important incidents and discoveries. (Sample interpretation: 1 interpretation and 2 interpretation )
- Organize a focused narrative which:
- includes background information about how and why the textile mills came about
- contains information of what happened in textile mills
- uses supporting details to explain how the textile mills affected the growth history of the United States!
- Create an artifact packet (use a gallon plastic bag) which includes primary source documents, miniature props, and a descriptive index of the contents related to the growth of textile mills.
- Student 1 and Student 2 interpretations as a character of the period
- Images of Lowell and the Boott Mill in Lowell, Massachusetts
- Nationalism and sectionalism (chronology)
- 1848 - Lowell Rules
- Work, Lyddie, Work - textile mills
- McCully, Emily. The Bobbin Girl
- Simonds, Christopher. Samuel Slater's Mill and the Industrial Revolution
- Paterson, Katherine. Lyddie (182 ps.) [Vermont girl goes to Lowell in 1840s)(description) (review)
- Monjo, F. N. Slater's Mill
- Fisher, Leonard Everett. The Factories.
- Clements, Gillian. Picture History of Great Inventors
- Langley, Andrew. The Industrial Revolution
- Colman, Penny. Mother Jones and the March of the Mill Children (48 ps.) Biography of Mary Harris "Mother" Jones who organized a protest march in 1903 to defend the rights of underage mill workers.
As of December 4, 2003, you are visitor to explore textiles during the Industrial Revolution.
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