Working Women and the Industrial Revolution
Working Women During the Industrial Revolution - Occupations
Before the Industrial Revolution
- Based on the readings and class discussions describe the lives of three women prior to the Industrial Revolution in the United States.
- Give at least three specific examples of how each woman spent her day(s) and explain the reasons for what she did and the ramifications it had for herself and for her family.
- Creating three questions, one from each category in Bloom's Taxonomy, what would you want to ask each woman and why?
What Changes? The First Industrial Revolution
- Using the two column note format, select five inventions effecting how Americans lived. Use specific examples and quotations from the reading.
- In your assigned group share your examples and write specifics on the sticky notes. Put the sticky notes on the Bucket List posters around the room.
- Select a representative to defend your group's bucket list choices with the class. Add to your two column notes from what is shared.
- Homework: Which invention do you think most changed the United States? Using your two column notes, write nine to twelve sentences that support your reasoning. Include a minimum of two compound and two complex sentences.
- US History Collection
"...this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field".
- US History in Context
Excellent site with information from a variety of sources. So well organized.
- Lowell Notes: The Boardinghouse Keeper
Who were the women running the boardinghouses? Considers the responsibilities and roles these women played.
- MassGov: Education in the 1800's
An excellent timeline that includes changes in society that may indicate changes in perception of awoman's role.
- MIT Program of Women's & Gender Studies: Kampf Prize: "The Feminization of Teaching in America" by Elizabeth Boyle
An outstanding paper that explores "... the causal and correlative effects of societal factors on women's participation in teaching."
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Biographies with photographs of outstanding women in the United States detailing what they accomplished.
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A fascinating account of women postal workers during the 1800's. Photographs.
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The Diary of a Civil War Nurse
|American Civil War--Family life, American Civil War--Women, Nursing, American Civil War--Medicine||English||1300|
Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet
|American Civil War, 1861-1865, History--Sources, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives||English||1400|
The Home Front
|American Civil War--Family life||English||1160|
The 'Better' Sex
Laura E. Richards
|Richards, Laura Elizabeth Howe,--1850-1943||English||1270|
One Room Schools in the Oz
Women and Railroads
Women in History: Susan Blow, Founder of U.S. Kindergartens
Cleveland Public Schools: The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
|Busing for school integration||English||1380|
Innovative Lives: Exploring the History of Women Inventors
|Women--History, Women inventors||English||1210|
Chapter 6: Late Nineteenth Century - Nellie Bly (1867-1922)
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
|World’s Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)||English||1210|
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