Comparing The Jungle with Fast Food Nation

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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. Individuals then craft a one-page essay identifying the goal of the excerpts, the kinds of details the writers use, and possible effects of these exposes. There's a lot of meat here. Consider expanding the instructional activity beyond the one period and including other modern muckrakers like Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock.

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