This is a passage about a young immigrant and his experiences in New York. The story of immigrant life is explained through a day in his life as the nephew of a cobbler in Kleindeutschland or Little Germany. The passage covers the following SS topics for immigration: Push/Pull Factors, American Dream, working conditions, tenement housing, ethnic neighborhoods, and discrimination. It also covers the economic aspects of the impact of the light bulb and assembly line on production.
The ELA aligned material covers inferences, figurative language, point of view, characterization, compare and contrast as well as conflict.
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