Under Which Flag?
Kind of Activity:
Students will research and argue for or against the Seattle General Strike of 1919
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.3
The 1920s saw a dramatic shift in the public perception of labor unions and worker strikes. During this time, union membership dropped significantly, and anti-union sentiments from employers and governments began to crystallize. The results of this change in attitude included the fact that organization became much more difficult, especially something as dramatic as a labor strike. Although many factors are...
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