The Bitter Cry of the Children
by John Spargo captures the harsh and unhealthy conditions that young breaker boys were exposed to in the coal mines. Your students will read an adapted primary source excerpt and complete a cross-curricular assignment which includes text-dependent questions that support ELA (identifying and explaining the use of loaded language and imagery) and math (bar graph) skills.
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Framework lesson with objective questions, warm-up*, and simple conclusion
Adapted primary source with glossary*
Assignment with text-dependent questions*
Sample answers and source info
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Progressive Era Primary Sources
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