Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Lowell Mill Girls

One of my teaching assignments this year was history.  I really enjoyed our unit on the industrial revolution, especially the part about the mill girls.  This is a fascinating topic to me.

My students and I had a long conversation about why this part of time was important.  Also we discussed what mill life must have been like.  They also know I like to weave and so we discussed what it takes to produce something small, and how much more it would take to do this in a factory under such grueling conditions.  Someday I would love to be able to tour a museum and learn more about these girls and this period of time. 

Here's a really good video.