This photo is of Clara Lemlich. She was a leader of the garment workers' strike a year before the fire occurred. Had the workers' conditions been met, fewer fatalities would have occurred on the day of the fire.
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
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!