The Progressive Era: Muckrakers

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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. 

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  • Document includes one instructor's reflection on how the lesson plan was executed and the efficacy of each step

  • Broken link to "Industrial Revolution" video in Day 1
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