Sanchez's Teaching Emporium
Objective: Students will read an excerpt from The Jungle and analyze its impact on Progressive reform.
Key terms: reform, muckraker, laissez-faire, Meat Inspection Act, Pure Food and Drug Act
Directions: Teacher reads excerpt to the class. (I like to have the students sit in a circle on the floor with me.) After students share their immediate reactions, they will return to their seat and complete the attached document. They will need either their textbook or access to the internet. A portion of this lesson directs students to draw emojis that depict how different figures might have felt about this piece of literature.