1. Assign the task:
school library resources, research and find three contemporary
examples of working conditions for the American worker.
Students should be given at least two days in the
library for research.
Students should take specific notes on each article they
find. Below are a few questions
for students to consider.
The teacher may delete or add.
and source of article?
topic of article?
conditions were noted in the article?
sources did the author use for commentary?
After couple days in the library, student return to classroom
to complete the assignment.
With their notes, the students need to draw comparisons
between the articles
they found and the conclusions
they made from the slide show on working conditions
Chapter 14 from The Jungle.
Have students develop a Venn diagram to record their
findings. Encourage students
the main points/objectives
in constructing the diagram.
Have a class discussion to allow students to share findings.