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Labor Education Module

http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/EdModule/labor/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site is by the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley. Students can learn about thre history of the American labor movement as well has its important individuals, women's roles, and many other topics related to labor. Standard 10.10.2, 10.10.3 and 12.4.1 econmics

Comments: An excellent site for researching many aspects of labor in the United States.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1914

Life of Nineteenth-Century Workers

http://www.victorianweb.org/history/workers1.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Sadler Committee conducted interviews of factory workers in England (1831-32 parliamentary invistigation). These interviews bring to light child labor and harsh conditions. Standards 8.12.6, 8.3.4, 11.2.1, and 12.4.1 economics

Comments: Child labor in England: Interview questions and answers are easy to understand. No graphics.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1985

National Labor Relations Act (1935)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=67

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Also known as the Wagner Act, this bill was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt on July 5, 1935. It established the National Labor Relations Board and addressed relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The broad intention of the act was to guarantee employees "the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid and protection." The NLRA applied to all employers involved in interstate commerce except airlines, railroads, agriculture, and government. Standard 11.6.4, 12.4.1 economics

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2259

Project Geo Sim

http://geosim.cs.vt.edu/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has downloadable simulations for human population, U.S. Congressional apportionment and global migration/immigration. Standard 11.11.7, 12.4.1 and 12.4.4 civics and 12.4.4 economics

Comments: To get the full benefit of this site, the user needs a fairly sophisticated level of technical knowledge and computer software. The simulation itself is pretty advanced.

Resource Type: Maps.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2540

Workers in a Market Economy

http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/market/mktec5.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In a capitalist system the workers face the same kind of competition constraints as the entrepreneur. They are marketing their time and skills and must make decisions about the level of training and schooling in which to invest their time and money, and their respective place on the supply and demand curve for their particular skill or job. Governments in capitalist economies must alsom deal with issues of unemployment which are particularly accute in nations transitioning to a market economy from a command system. Standards 12.4.2, 12.4.3, and 12.4.4 economics

Comments: This page was developed by the U.S. Department of State to explain the American government and economic systems to other nations.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3504

Homestead and Pullman Strikes

http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/strikes.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This Vassar Uniuversity site that puts the Homestead and the Pullman Strikes in historical context. Learn about the depression of 1893, the political pressure for free silver, and the desire by each political party to gain support from labor. Primary source quotes and songs support the brief, hotlinked text. Standards 8.1.2.6, 12.2.2, 12.4.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3701

Parable of Pullman

http://www.kentlaw.edu/ilhs/pullpar.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This Kent Law site describes the Pullman Strike and George Pullman's place in it. Standards 8.1.2.6, 12.2.2, 12.4.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3702

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