In this lesson, students will read two primary source documents from Documenting ...
In this lesson, students will read two primary source documents from Documenting the American South, a digital library collection sponsored by the University Library at UNC. One document is Child Labor in the Carolinas, a pamphlet published in 1909 by the National Child Labor Committee exposing the use of child labor in the cotton mills of North Carolina. The other document is Mill News, a weekly newsletter about the Southern cotton industry which was paid for and published by the mill companies themselves. Students will also listen to oral history excerpts from mill workers to gain a third perspective. In a critical analysis, students will identify the audiences for both documents and the motivations and intent of its authors, as well as examine the historical importance of each document.
- Arts and Humanities
- U.S. History
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- UNC University Library
- Provider Set:
- iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
- Stories of the American South
- Documenting the American South