Read the assigned excerpt and be prepared to discuss how the passage could lead to food safety laws.
Listen to the audio book The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Visit Weird History to learn 12 more facts about the conditions in early meatpacking and Upton Sinclair.
You may also watch a book summary video about "The Jungle" found under the Literature Videos tab at the top of this web page.
Photographs of the Meat Packing Industry
Consider the lesson and compose a question you might ask before buying meat at a store.
Choose from the following:
1. Explain in your own words the importance of The Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906 which resulted from the publication of Sinclair's book, "The Jungle".
2. Create a poster for safe meat handling using the information you gained from this lesson.
Use the form to email me your Assessment question and option 1. If option 2 poster is chosen use form for question and hand in your poster by the end of class.
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