Historical Themes

Teaching Labor's Story

Teaching Labor’s Story

A LAWCHA initiative to develop classroom and public knowledge of labor history. Teaching Labor’s Story publishes primary sources with supporting teaching guides (textual, visual, audio). Resources in the Teaching Labor’s Story repository are designed to be readily incorporated into existing curriculum and thus allow experts and non-experts alike to re-infuse labor’s story into the historical narrative. Each primary source is linked to one of ten commonly taught eras in American/United States history. TLS sources are selected to reveal significant perspectives on essential historical questions, and each source is accompanied by a guide that includes an informative contextualizing essay, glossary, discussion questions, curricular connections, and additional sources.