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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle: Muckraking the Meat-Packing Industryï»¿
Students explore muckraking. In this American history lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. Students respond to discussion questions pertaining to muckraking and the meat-packing industry.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 88 Downloads
The Progressive Era: Muckrakers Grade 8
As you explore an excerpt from Upton Sinclair's The Jungle with your class, discuss how his descriptions of the meat-packing industry caught the public's attention and helped to promote change in the Progressive Era.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 43 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Progressive Era: Muckrakers
Using Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, guide your class in the process of identifying unknown terms using context clues and formulating text-based answers. The lesson plan includes a useful worksheet incorporating scaffolding questions on an excerpt from the text, as well as two potential rubrics you can use for follow-up assessment writing.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 30 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comparing The Jungle with Fast Food Nation
Where's the beef? Should you eat it? Young investigative journalists are asked to read excerpts from Upton Sinclair's 1906 The Jungle, and guided by a list of questions, compare Sinclair's muckraking novel about in the Chicago meatpacking industry to Eric Schlosser's, 2002 Fast Food Nation.
6th - 8th Language Arts 21 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Jungle Project: Creating a Magazine
"The task is your task–yours to dream, yours to resolve, yours to execute." To conclude a study of Upton Sinclair's, The Jungle, groups are tasked with creating a multi-media magazine in which they investigate one aspect of the foods industry.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Study Guide -
Guide your class through Upton Sinclair's The Jungle with this reading activity. A reading schedule, literature question page, and supplementary list of literary activities makes this book report form a great addition to your junior high or high school class.
7th - 9th Language Arts 14 Views 71 Downloads
Life in THE JUNGLE
Students discuss problems immigrants may have when coming to a new country. They take on the role of a law maker from the era and create an action plan and policy based on samples they read (links provided). Students discuss ways their plans would have benefitted a character in the book.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 60 Downloads
Young scholars take an inside look at Industrial Revolution issues. In this Industrial Revolution lesson, students read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair and conduct research regarding the author. Young scholars also rewrite portions of the novel and participate in a simulated Congressional hearing pertaining to abuses of the meat-packing industry.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
The Power of Fiction
Learners explore fiction that moves individuals to social action. In this literature lesson, students read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair and analyze its literary worth as well as its investigative journalism. Learners investigate other novels using the same methods.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 32 Downloads
Picturing America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Images, images. Young people today are surrounded by images and it is critical that they become aware of how they are impacted by these images. Here's a series of activities that encourage learners to develop their skills in reading visuals and to develop awareness of the appeals used to attract their attention.
9th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Jungle: Study Questions and Essay Topics
For this The Jungle worksheet, students discuss the theme, symbolism, and political views presented in The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Students construct essays related to the Sinclair's depiction of capitalism and socialism.
10th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 16 Downloads