Informational texts to accompany Margaret Peterson Haddix's Uprising
Uprising is a historical fiction novel that recounts the tragic fire in New York City's Triangle Waist Company on March 25, 1911. Told from alternating points of view, the story's protagonists are three compelling yet markedly different young women: Bella, a recent Italian immigrant; Yetta, a Russian immigrant who leads a workers' strike; and Jane, a well-to-do society woman who has an interest in the strike. As the novel progresses, readers anxiously wonder which, if any, of the storytellers survived the fire. This novel explores themes such as labor rights, immigration, and coming of age.
Close Reading Lessons
- Progress Is the Law (Grades 3-5; CCSS.CCRA.R.8)
- Alice Paul (Grades 3-5; CCSS.CCRA.R.5)
- A Long, Hard March (Grades 6-8; CCSS.CCRA.R.8)
- Don't Go to Memphis (Grades 6-8; CCSS.CCRA.R.8)
- A Landmark Concert 75 Years Ago (Grades 6-8; CCSS.CCRA.R.4)
- Wilma Rudolph: The Potential for Greatness (Grades 9-10; CCSS.CCRA.R.5)
Applied Argumentative Writing Lessons
- Multiday Informational Text: John F. Kennedy and the Space Race (Grade 6; CCSS.RI.6.9; CCSS.W.6.1)
- Multiday Information Text: Mary Ellen Wilson - One Girl's Plight (Grade 8; CCSS.RI.8.9; CCSS.W.8.1)
- Woman's Right to Suffrage (Grade 9; CCSS.RI.9-10.9; CCSS.W.9-10.1)
Differentiated Lesson Sets for Grades 4-12
- Social Responsibility: How do individuals stand up and take responsibility for changing their societies?
- Progressive Era Child Labor: What challenges did advocates for child labor laws face during the Progressive Era in the United States?