Female Workers and Life in Lowell

8th grade, barb fowler, economics, industrial revolution, mill, mill girl, mills

Barb's lesson is designed to help students understand the recruitment and working conditions for young women who came to the industrial city of Lowell, Massachusetts to work in the textile mills. Students will grasp the concept of a planned community and understand the reasons that young women accepted these jobs.

Lesson Plan - Word / PDF
A Mill Superintendent Seeks to Hire Farm Women for the Lowell Mills - Word / PDF
Industrial Revolution Cornell Notes - Word / PDF
The Experiment on the Merrimackt - Word / PDF
The Lowell Experience Introduction - PPT / PDF