Muckraking Investigations. 1. You have just time-traveled back approximately 105 years. Assume the role of a “muckraker” to investigate problems with living and working conditions, the environment, politics, and society in the early 20 th century.
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2. You will conduct field investigations about these problems and then choose one topic to expose to the American public. At each station, identify and describe the problem that you uncovered. What is going on, and what’s causing them?
3. You will use your notes in writing an investigative report.
4. With a partner, you will investigate 7 of the 13 problems at the four field sites.
As a muckraker, you uncovered alarming information about problems in American society at the turn of the century. You will now expose what you learned to the American public by writing a front page newspaper report that will stir your readers to action