US History 6: The Gilded Age: Voices from the Cities

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2 Gilded Age: Industrializaiton, Immigration, and Discrimination

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.1
Why do you think Riis entitled his book "How the Other Half Lives"? Who was his intended audience? What was he trying to demonstrate? 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.7
Before reading his work, examine the photographs that are linked on this page.1. What common themes do you notice in Riis' photographs?  2. Why do you think his photographs received so much attention and were considered so powerful? 
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.2
Why do you think Riis begins his work by focusing so heavily on the plight of children? What reaction does this passage bring up for you? Explain in full sentences. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.1
What do you think Riis is trying to demonstrate with this point? 
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.7
Examine the photograph in the annotation above. What is the combined effect on a reader of reading this chapter and seeing these images? What emotions is Riis trying to evoke? 
Riis, "How the Other Half Lives" 
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"The Jungle" 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.1
If you were reading this book in 1901, what would your reaction be? Describe in full sentences, and explain with specific references to the text. What exactly would bring out the most reaction for you? 
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.4
What policy, that limited Chinese immigration to the United States is Lee referring to? If you don't know the answer, do some research on the internet.   
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.3
Lee makes an interesting point here. Why do you think he is pointing out that "the Chinese laundryman does not learn his trade in China"? 
Lee Chew 
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.1
What do you think Spargo's main point is here? Please explain in full sentences. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.1
Wow, what a powerful story.  What is Spargo trying to demonstrate? 
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.1
What is "Mary" describing here? How would you react if this happened to you?Please explain in full sentences. 
Rhetorical Device 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.2
Do you think Mary is glad that she came to America? How would you summarize her overall feelings on immigrating to the United States? Describe in detail with specific references to the text and examples from her account.