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H O W D O E S Y O U R D A Y
C O M P A R E ?
Lowell Mill Girls
The Lowell Mill Girls
• They worked in the mills in the middle
1800s
• They ranged in age from
• They got up at 4:30 am in...
The Table of the Lowell Mills,
1851
• Notice that the latest the first bell rings
is 5:40 am in March. Usually the girls
h...
The Table of the Lowell Mills,
1864
• This was when the girls had an 11 hour
work day.
• They get a longer lunch– 45 minut...
How do you spend your
time?
• What time do you get up in the
morning?
• How long do you take to eat your
breakfast?
• How ...
Our time vs. their time
• Let’s see how our days compare!
• https://docs.google.com/a/billericak
12.com/forms/d/1drGrKV-
u...
Work Cited
• Slide 3 - “Student Source 7” from the
curriculum packet called: “Lowell and
the American Industrial Revolutio...
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Lesson plan created by Christine Donoghue, July-August, 2013, as part of the NEH “Inventing America” seminar, Lowell, Massachusetts

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  • “Student Source 7” from the curriculum packet called: “Lowell and the American Industrial Revolution”– Time Table of the Lowell Mills, 1851
  • The Lowell Mill Girls– curriculum packet. Published 1999 Eastern National. Reprinted 2009
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    1. 1. H O W D O E S Y O U R D A Y C O M P A R E ? Lowell Mill Girls
    2. 2. The Lowell Mill Girls • They worked in the mills in the middle 1800s • They ranged in age from • They got up at 4:30 am in the morning and worked from 5:30 to 7:30, then they had breakfast. At 8:05 they went back to work! • They had lunch from 12:30 to 1:05 pm. • Then they worked again until 7:30 pm at night.
    3. 3. The Table of the Lowell Mills, 1851 • Notice that the latest the first bell rings is 5:40 am in March. Usually the girls have to get up from 4:30 to 5 am. • Evening bell is 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm depending on the time of year.
    4. 4. The Table of the Lowell Mills, 1864 • This was when the girls had an 11 hour work day. • They get a longer lunch– 45 minutes instead of 35! • They didn’t get a 10 hour day until 1874, and most girls were not in Lowell then.
    5. 5. How do you spend your time? • What time do you get up in the morning? • How long do you take to eat your breakfast? • How many hours to you “work” every day?
    6. 6. Our time vs. their time • Let’s see how our days compare! • https://docs.google.com/a/billericak 12.com/forms/d/1drGrKV- uBCifXAsrhEk7gZ7xlpGCwntW0hLhfhLo 7Kc/viewform
    7. 7. Work Cited • Slide 3 - “Student Source 7” from the curriculum packet called: “Lowell and the American Industrial Revolution”– Time Table of the Lowell Mills, 1851 • Slide 4 - The Lowell Mill Girls– curriculum packet. Published 1999 Eastern National. Reprinted 2009 • Both packets purchased from the Gift Shop of the Boott Mills Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts.

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