This “Halsted Street Car” worksheet also includes:
Carl Sandburg's brief poem, "Halsted Street Car" suggests a world full of pain, of tired wishes, and of empty dreams. Readers use the provided questions to open a discussion of the effects of the working conditions in the early 1900s on the spirit of American laborers.
- Have groups research muckrakers like Upton Sinclair, Ida M Tarbell, and Lincoln Steffens, as well as current working conditions in the US and other parts of the world
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- Both text-based and open-ended discussion questions are included in the resource