1. Display Overhead 1. Ask students to discuss why the population growth has changed in the 40-year interval of this American Industrial Period.
2. Next, display the question ending the previous lesson on an overhead or the board:
- If workers’ health are compromised by industry, what about communities where factories are located?
3. Have students offer ideas of how the factory industry may have affected local communities especially in regards to cities of this time period. Write their ideas on the board or overhead. As students share their ideas, discuss how some might be inter-related so they fall into smaller categories. (See Public Health List for ideas.)
4. Using their textbooks or going to the library have them look for an image representing the sanitation issues they identified.
5. They will fill out Handout 1 for the image they locate in which they will analyze the image to create a cause and effect Diagram (their choice) that ends with a public health concern.
6. Before they begin their search for an image, demonstrate how to conduct the analysis using Overhead 2 (image) and Overhead 3 (Analysis form). The last two questions are left blank so they can be more creative when answering and constructing their Cause and Effect diagram.
7. When done with the forms, ask the following ponder question:
- How serious were the health concerns raised by the sanitation issues you identified?
The diagram can be finished as homework.