Global Studies

Feb. 6: Standing Up for the Working Man (and Woman and Child)

Today in class we’ll look in more detail at what the Industrial Revolution meant for workers. Before the Industrial Revolution, there was not much in the way of worker protections. If you were injured on the job, your boss may or may not have paid for your medical bills. And while you, as high school students, are subject to strict rules about when and how much you can work, no such rules existed back in the 19th century.

Above is a video on the topic of child labor in the Industrial Revolution. Below the video is our agenda for the day.

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