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Rose Schneiderman: Pioneering Labor Organizer and Suffragist

Portrait of Rose Schneiderman by artist Amelie Chabannes.

Grade Level Grades 6-12
Resource Type Activity


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In this video from Unladylike2020, learn how Rose Schneiderman, an immigrant whose family settled in the tenements of New York City’s Lower East Side, became one of the most important labor leaders in American history. A socialist and feminist, she fought to end dangerous working conditions for garment workers, and worked to help New York State grant women the right to vote in 1917. Utilizing video, discussion questions, vocabulary, and teaching tips, students learn about Schneiderman’s role in creating a better life for workers in the United States.

Sensitive: This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.

UNLADYLIKE2020 is a production of Unladylike Productions in association with THIRTEEN’s American Masters. UNLADYLIKE2020's collection of educational resources was created by The WNET Group’s Kids Media & Education Department with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Rose Schneiderman Lesson Plan.pdf

June 2, 2021
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Rose Schneiderman_Preguntas.docx

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She was a Leader of the American Labor Movement | Unladylike2020 | American Masters | PBS
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