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The Luddites Bellwork Handout
And night by night when all is still; And the moon is hid behind the hill, We forward march to do our will; With hatchet, pike, and gun! Oh, the cropper lads for me, The gallant lads for me, Who with lusty stroke; The shear frames broke, The cropper lads for me!
The Luddites Bellwork Handout - Free to print (PDF file) for high school World History students.
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"The Luddites emerged in the 1810s in Nottingham, England. During the early years of the Industrial Revolution, the Luddites fought against unemployment caused by mechanization. Their mythical leader was Ned Ludd, also known as King Ned or King Ludd." This fun worksheet, ideally suited for bellwork, has students unscramble words to complete a contemporary Luddite song. Then, students find relevant terms in a word search puzzle. Click here to print. Terms: cropper, frames, labor, Luddites, machinery, means of production, mechanization, Ned Ludd, textile workers, unemployment. (Note: A cropper was a wool-cloth finisher in Yorkshire parlance.)
The Luddites Bellwork Handout - Free to print (PDF file) for high school World History students.
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