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Poster and Music Analysis: Joe Hill and the IWW

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Music +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

This collection includes an iconic labor union poster and is intended as a warm-up activity for a lesson on labor unions in the late 19th and early 20th century. Discussion questions and songs by and about Joe Hill are included.

Guiding questions to consider:
-What conditions led to the development of labor unions?
-How did the philosophy of the IWW, or Wobblies, differ from other labor unions?
-Why has Hill remained an iconic figure for the labor movement?