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The Problems at the Turn of the Century (1900). 11.2.1 Know the effects of industrialization on living and working conditions, including the portrayal of working conditions and food safety in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.

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the problems at the turn of the century 1900

The Problems at the Turn of the Century (1900)

11.2.1 Know the effects of industrialization on living and working conditions, including the portrayal of working conditions and food safety in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.

11.2.4 Analyze the effect of urban political machines and responses to them by immigrants and middle-class reformers.

hot roc class brainstorm
HOT ROC- Class brainstorm
  • What problems existed at the beginning of the 20th Century?
  • Read p. 205
upton sinclair
Upton Sinclair
  • The “muckrakers”—a group of journalists (writers) who uncovered the nation’s problems.
  • First investigative journalists
other muckrakers
Other muckrakers
  • Ida Tarbell—investigated Rockefeller’s Standard Oil
  • Led to break up of Standard Oil under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1911)
modern muckraker what problems might a muckraker uncover today
Modern Muckraker: – what problems might a muckraker uncover today?

Fast Food Nation (2002) exposes problems with our meat today

activity description
Activity Description
  • You will be shown several images, for each image, read the corresponding section of the book and write down the following:
    • 2-3 details about the specific problem
    • 1 suggestion you have to address/fix the problem
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Conditions in the Slums: Write down the following:2-3 details about the specific problem1 suggestion you have to address/fix the problem
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Conditions in the Workplace: Write down the following:2-3 details about the specific problem1 suggestion you have to address/fix the problem

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Unsafe Products, Buyer Beware: Write down the following:2-3 details about the specific problem1 suggestion you have to address/fix the problem

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Extracting Natural Resources: Write down the following:2-3 details about the specific problem1 suggestion you have to address/fix the problem

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Polluting Water and Air: Write down the following:2-3 details about the specific problem1 suggestion you have to address/fix the problem