Find artifacts in the school that relate to exiting safely in the event that a fire broke out in one of the second-floor hallways.
When you get back to the classroom, meet in groups based on your artifact and make sure you have one device for every three group members.
Our goal is to add historical context to the legal reasons why we have particular procedures for emergency exiting. This information will be used as a component to evacuation training.
Use your device or one of the classroom devices to look up a connection between the artifact you found and an event that impacted the law(s) that stipulate use of the artifact. Write the artifact and the event/legal connection on a piece of paper and tack (or tape it to the wall.
Inquiry: Image Analysis
Write questions that would need to guide your research if you needed to find out what happened.
Read the the Department of Labor's explanation of the Triangle Shirtwaiste Fire. Make notes about the safety issues and what the government has done to ensure that disasters like it don't happen again.
The Product: Historical Context Placard
Make a placard that explains what the safety artifact is and how it came to be required by law. We will print, laminate, and post them on the History Hallway.
Group response to lesson blog post.
A Remind message will help students connect disasters like this one with other labor-related issues that were alleviated through legal codes. They can stamp check if they get it or ? if they don't. If three or more students stamp ?, they can receive a message for support without messaging everyone, again.