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Title: Lyddie by Katherine Paterson


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Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
  • Presentation by Mary Hopkins, IS 195

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Lyddie, is a novel for Young Adults, written by
Katherine Paterson. This book is the story of a
thirteen- year-old Vermont farm girl who is
forced to seek work in a textile mill in Lowell,
Massachusetts in 1843.
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Lowell, Massachusetts
  • A Typical Textile Mill of the 19th Century

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Scenes from Lowell Textile Mills
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Child Labor in America
  • Do you think Lyddies story could have happened?
  • Was child labor a social problem in American
    during the 1800s, the time of the American
    Industrial Revolution? Did it affect many
    children?
  • What were conditions like for children in the
    mills?
  • Were factory girl able to better themselves, to
    get an education?

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Your task
  • Define the social problem was Child Labor a
    social problem during the 19th century?
  • Gather evidence to show that child labor was a
    social problem?
  • Demonstrate that Lyddie is an accurate depiction
    of that time.
  • Write a two-page persuasive essay arguing your
    points

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Some places to look for informationWebsites
  • History.com Child Labor
  • The Social Studies Help Center
  • TALES OF FACTORY LIFE, No. 1 from Lowell
    Offering, 1841

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Books
  • Freedman, Russell. Kids at Work Lewis Hine and
    the Crusade Against Child Labor. New York
    Clarion, 1994.
  • Greene, Laura Offenhartz Greene. Child Labor
    Then and Now. New York Franklin Watts, 1992.
  • Robinson, J. Dennis. Striking Back The Fight to
    End Child Labor Exploitation. Mankato, MN
    Compass Point, 2010
  • Sioux, Tracee. Immigration, Migration and the
    Industrial Revolution. New York Power Kids
    Press, 2004.
  • Arnold, James R. and Roberta Weiner. The
    Industrial Revolution. (Ten Volume Set). Danbury,
    CT Grolier, 2005.
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