Investigative Journalists: The Muckrakers
Students analyze primary sources to learn about the muckrakers, a group of journalists at the turn of the twentieth century who were among the first in the press to expose social and economic injustices through investigative reporting and photojournalism. After, students write a short news article on a current issue with a social justice focus.
High School, Middle School
Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies
Ida B. Wells, Ida Tarbell, investigative reporting, Jacob Riis, journalism, lynching, meatpacking, monopolies, muckrakers, poverty, progressive era, The Jungle, Upton Sinclair