Muckrakers and Meatpackers – Progressive Era and Today: Comparing Worker Experiences

In this lesson students will reflect on workers’ rights, food safety, and the immigrant experience during the Progressive Era. Students will use primary source documents to examine working conditions for Latino workers in Longmont in the 1970s and compare that to conditions described in Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. Students will theorize that there were limitations on these Progressive reforms due to geography, race, and immigration status.

Created By: Deann Bucher, Monarch High School