STUDENTS NEGOTIATE WORKER'S RIGHTS

GR 7 STUDENTS NEGOTIATE WORKER'S RIGHTS
Posted on 11/09/2018
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7th graders are learning to work as a team and negotiate. After learning about the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the dangerous conditions of factories from primary source analysis, they'd compiled some good evidence of conditions that they thought needed to change. While we discussed that in reality, many factory owners were reluctant to improve worker conditions, the Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire in New York City in 1911 changed things. People began to better advocate for workers' rights. 
Students here were divided into 2 groups: factory owners and factory workers. First they met as groups to hear all members issues out and discuss a plan of action. Then leaders from each group met at the table to begin negotiations. It took some time but 'worker' students were very engaged and motivated to improve conditions while 'owner' students sought to improve conditions without sacrificing too much profit. 

Gr7 Negotiate