Grade 8
A Closer Look
  Sweatshops
(Use with pp. 500-501.)

Use the Internet to learn more about sweatshops and other hardships faced by many in America during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Lowell National Historical Park
Explore historic Lowell, Massachusetts to learn more about the industrial age in the United States.
http://www.nps.gov/lowe/

How the Other Half Lives
This hypertext edition of Jacob Riis' moving portrait of New York City's nineteenth century tenements provides a rare glimpse into the struggles of the urban poor. You can read the detailed descriptions of life in the tenements and view illustrations of different facets of life there.
http://www.cis.yale.edu/amstud/inforev/riis/title.html

 


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