Today we covered more of the nuances of the Gilded Age with an exploration of the living conditions in major cities for the majority of residents and with two DocBlock documents, one by muckraker journalist Jacob Riis and another by industrialist and immigrant Andrew Carnegie. We also spent a few minutes discussing the concept of Historical Contextualization, which will be a scored element on this Friday's LEQ. Additionally, we discussed and checked notes for Chapter 20.
Don't forget tonight to finish up your reading and pre-write for tomorrow's Scored discussion (find the document by Howard Zinn under Scored Discussion #3 on the Period 6 page) and your online comments for the second scored discussion are due tonight before midnight as well. Chapter 21 is due Thursday also, so plan ahead! We are in the thick of the toughest part of the course. After next week, however, the number of chapters due per week drops significantly for the remainder of the semester! Hang in there!