6th–8th Grade History Activity: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Incident

During the early 20th century, many immigrants came to the United States from Europe. Many of these people found work, but due to the supply of workers available many workers made sacrifices in order to be employed. This led to unsafe working conditions that had dire consequences. Use the interactive activity below to learn about the terrible events that unfolded at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in 1911.

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This activity is available in our American History B course

The second half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the westward movement of the late 1800s to the present. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students examine the impact of the settlement of the American West; investigate the social, political, and economic changes that resulted from industrialization; explore the changing role of the U.S. in international affairs from the late 19th century through the end of the Cold War; and trace major events and trends in the United States from the Cold War through the first decade of the 21st century.

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