The Power in Our Hands —

Curriculum by Rethinking Schools

The Power in Our Hands: A Curriculum on the History of Work and Workers in the United States, by Bill Bigelowand Norm Diamond is an innovative curriculum that enables students to learn about some of the most important labor struggles in U.S. history — including the 1892 Homestead Strike, the 1912 Bread and Roses strike, and the Southern Tenant Farmers Union —  through role play, simulation, imaginative writing, and historical detective work. Students also explore how work has been transformed and how that has affected our daily lives.  The Power in Our Hands can also be used as an excellent curriculum model for other units of study.  For information on how to purchase this book, click here.