• Mr. Birner's Extra Credit Posting - Maggie (You may not post the same thing as someone else)

    Posted by Laura Wilson on 1/31/2014 2:20:00 PM

     Students who respond to this blog (accurately) can receive five bonus points on the next test they take in Mr. Birner's class (this includes the first test of next semester). 

    You posted the laws you would make in your last entries.  Look up the progressives.  What are some actual laws and Amendments that were passed to fix the problems in the cities of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the  U.S.?  Only one "fix" per person, and there can be no repeat solutions.  If your solution is taken, come up with another one.

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  • Reader's Response #3

    Posted by Laura Wilson on 1/31/2014 10:15:00 AM

     Reader response #3

    In history, Mark Twain referred to this time as the Gilded Age (Shiny on the outside = the American economy, but ugly on the inside at its base = the horrible conditions the average American lived in).  Some might consider the story about Maggie as a muckraking tool.  Muckrakers wanted change for the average citizen.  They demanded all the problems created by mass immigration and quick urban development be fixed.  You called out many of the problems in your first response.  If you were a member of the city's legislature for the borough that Maggie lived in, and you had the power to pass local laws to improve your district, what laws would you create?



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  • Reader's Response #1

    Posted by Laura Wilson on 1/31/2014

    In a short paragraph, briefly explain your initial impressions of the environment in which Maggie lives (her home, her street, her neighbors, etc.).

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  • Reader's Response #2

    Posted by Laura Wilson on 1/31/2014

     How does Hattie's situation parallel that of Maggie's? Explain Jimmie's reaction to both and explain why he responds the way he does.

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