Modern Times: Factory Work
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Charlie, a factory worker, struggles to keep up with the production line at a factory, showing how monotonous factory work can be. He then starts to behave unprofessionally, creating problems for the other workers.

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  1. What about the factory system fosters efficiency?
  2. What skills might be most necessary in a factory?
  3. How might this type of work affect workers?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe and compare the impact of the Progressive and other reform movements in Texas in the 19th a...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the reasons for the increase in factories and urbanization
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify examples of how industrialization changed life in the United States.
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    understand the impact of technological and management innovations and their applications in the work...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze economic issues such as industrialization, the growth of railroads, the growth of labor unio...

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