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Topic: Labor unions and role of government in labor conflict 

United States History

 Standard 10.  Understands how the industrial revolution, increasing immigration, the rapid expansion of slavery, and the westward movement changed American lives and led to regional tensions
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the social and economic impacts of the factory system (e.g., its role in developing a labor movement in the antebellum period, perspectives of owners and workers, child labor in New England mills)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the social impacts of the factory system
     2.Understands the economic impacts of the factory system
     3.Understands the role of the factory system in developing a labor movement in the antebellum period
     4.Understands the perspective of owners of the factory system
     5.Understands the perspective of the workers in the factory system
     6.Understands child labor in New England mills
 Standard 18.  Understands the rise of the American labor movement and how political issues reflected social and economic changes
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands characteristics of the labor conflicts of the late 19th century (e.g., causes and effects of escalating labor conflicts, causes and effects of coal mine strikes, the organizing efforts of Mother Mary Jones)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the causes of escalating labor conflicts in the late 19th century
     2.Understands the effects of escalating labor conflicts in the late 19th century
     3.Understands causes of coal mine strikes in the late 19th century
     4.Understands effects of coal mine strikes in the late 19th century
     5.Understands the organizing efforts of Mother Mary Jones in the late 19th century
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands reactions to developments in labor in late 19th century America (e.g., how management and industry responded to efforts to organize workers, the response of management and government to labor strife in different regions of the country)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how management responded to efforts to organize workers in late 19th century America
     2.Understands how industry responded to efforts to organize workers in late 19th century America
     3.Understands the response of management to labor strife in different regions of the country in late 19th century America
     4.Understands the response of government to labor strife in different regions of the country in late 19th century America
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands labor issues of the late 19th century (e.g., organizational and agenda differences between reform and trade unions, the extent of radicalism in the labor movements, labor conflicts of 1894 and their effects)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands organizational differences between reform and trade unions
     2.Understands agenda differences between reform and trade unions
     3.Understands the extent of radicalism in the labor movements of the late 19th century
     4.Knows about the labor conflicts of 1894
     5.Understands the effects of the labor conflicts of 1894