Lesson Plans
American History 9 Period 4 3rd Q 07.08 Lesson Plans
Week: 03/10/2008 Instructor: Lynn Arndt Academics
Development of the Bessemer Process for processing steel.
Edison--the light bulb, the electric generator
---Edison's lab in Menlo Park, NJ

Bell and the development of the telephone
Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia
Transcontinental Railroad
--Building the railroad
--the finish; Promomotory, Utah---the pounding of the Golden Spike

Watch video--the Golden Spike
Railroad time vs solar time
Organization of workers into unions
--Workers face hardships--sweatshops; dangerous working conditions, long
Early Unions--Knights of Labor; depression; strikes; anarchists and socialists
--Railroad Strike of 1877; Haymarket Affair; Homestead Strike; Pullman Strike
Gompers founds the AFL
North Country video--based on true story of women workers in the taconite mines in Northern Minnesota. Even though they were union members, they were sexually harrassed by male union workers and the union did nothing
This eventually led to the first class action sexual harrassment law suit against the mine owner