Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire made headlines across the nation.  This is from The Times Picayune in New Orleans

Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire

Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire made headlines across the nation. This is from The Times Picayune in New Orleans

On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers in New York City. It remains one of the worst U.S. disasters since the Industrial Revolution.

On March the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire killed 146 garment workers in New York City. It remains one of the worst U. disasters since the Industrial Revolution.

Investigate the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire by creating an investigation notebook and searching for eyewitness statements and evidence scattered around the room. As they find clues, students understand the horrific events that took place. They’ll wrap up the activity by writing a report explaining what caused the fire, who was to blame for the fire, & propose laws to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. Great for your 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom or homeschool!

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Investigation Activity

Investigate the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire by creating an investigation notebook and searching for eyewitness statements and evidence scattered around the room. As they find clues, students understand the horrific events that took place. They’ll wrap up the activity by writing a report explaining what caused the fire, who was to blame for the fire, & propose laws to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. Great for your 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade classroom or homeschool!

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Over one hundred years ago, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire killed 146 innocent workers and galvanized the conscience of an entire city and sparked the reform of labor safety and worker's rights across America

Although the conditions of the Triangle Shirtwaist were better than most factories, there was only one exterior fire place.

Striking shirtwaist makers were seeking better pay, a shorter workweek, four paid holidays, employer-furnished supplies, etc

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city of New York and resulted in the fourth highest loss of life from an industrial accident in U.S. history. It was also the second deadliest disaster in New York City.

A Deadly Fire That Led to New Building Codes in the US: Picture shows police or fire officials placing Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire victims in coffins.

Tombstone of a Triangle Shirtwaist Fire victim at the Hebrew Free Burial Association's Mount Richmond Cemetery.

Tombstone of fire victim at the Hebrew Free Burial Association's Mount Richmond Cemetery,Staten Island ,NY

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire - 3/25/1911

101 years on – The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

On March a quick-spreading fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory killed 146 people as thousands watched. The industrial accident had significant long-term effects in industrial safety reforms and union organizing.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire - why unions are necessary? This is one example of why.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911) primary source newspaper account with reading questions

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire primary source newspaper account with reading questions

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire - New York City

Because the number of deaths in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire is impossible to know, different newspapers gave different death estimates.

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Triangle shirtwaist factory

This graphic provided by David Von Drehle shows where the fire originated within the factory and gives a better idea of how many workers were actually in the factory on any given day.

A horse-drawn fire engine en route to the burning Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire - A horse-drawn fire engine en route to the burning factory.

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