Andrea Terry, a social science teacher at Vanden High School, was one of 36 teachers nationwide selected to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Workshop for Teachers titled “Social Movements and Reform in Industrializing America: The Lowell Experience.”
The workshop will be held on-site at Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts to go over the city’s long history as a municipality that was one of the leading cities in the Industrial Revolution and as home of the Lowell Female Labor Reform Association which was the first women’s union in the United States. During the workshop, teachers will use primary sources provided to them to develop lesson plans they can incorporate into their school’s curriculum.
“I am pleased to have been selected to participate in this national workshop. It will enable me to identify materials I can use to build student understanding of industrialization’s impact on American life, work, and culture from the nineteenth century to the present,” Terry said in a statement.