Like Edison and the Kansas Housewife, this exercise measures students’ ability to source and contextualize a document. Students read an excerpt from a 1994 interview with labor organizer Marianna Costa. Students must then select the two facts that help them determine whether Costa’s experience in the labor movement was typical or atypical of the experiences of most textile workers in the 1930s.
Labor Movement in the 1930s Assessment
Labor Movement in the 1930s Rubric
Interview with Marianna Costa - Library of Congress