Muckrakers PowerPoint Presentation

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5th - 11th, Homeschool
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Objective: To examine the impact of muckrakers on U.S. society.

Key Terms and People:


"The Jungle" by, Upton Sinclair


Boss (William) Tweed

Thomas Nast

"How the Other Half Lives" by, Jacob Riis

Lewis Hine

Ida Tarbell

Standard Oil Trust


Video - Excerpt from Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" (3:31)

Video - William "Boss" Tweed and Thomas Nast (3:54)

Common Core Learning Standards:

Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies - 1,2,4,6,7,8,9,10

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12 pages
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