These websites contain information about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, its causes, and aftermath. You can view primary source documents, hear oral histories from survivors, read contemporary newspaper accounts, and more. There is additional information about immigrant life in New York and working conditions.
This site contains detailed information about the fire, sweatshops and working conditions, and the trial. There are primary source document including photographs, testimonials, cartoons, tips for student projects, and further resources.
In this lesson plan, students can learn about the historical context of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, its causes, and consequences. After participating in a hands-on activity to familiarize them with assembly line work, students can compare labor conditions in the early 20th century to labor conditions today.