Let people know about the living conditions of the urban underclass. I think the sort of people who read this were Rich people, and Americans. I do/don’t trust this document because



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Jacob Riis Guiding Questions Name___________
SOURCING: 

Who wrote this? What type of document is this?

Jacob Riis wrote this. He was a journalist. This document is kind of a descriptive document which describes People’s lives.


The author’s purpose in writing this was . . .

 Let people know about the living conditions of the urban underclass.



I think the sort of people who read this were. . .

Rich people , and Americans.

I do/don’t trust this document because. . .

I’ve hear many things about underclass people and how miserable were their lives.

CONTEXTUALIZATION
I already know that at this time . . .

Many people know about this.
From this document I would guess that people at this time. . .

Aren’t passing thru this same way of life.
This document might not give me the whole picture because . . .

At the same time is talking about different things.

CLOSE READING

The author is trying to convince the readers that…

Many kids and parents suffered a lot back in the days.
The author tries to convince the readers by using the words…
not lend

brightness in Mott Street
Whatever happens in Chinatown goes on behind closed doors in stealth

and secretiveness.

IMMIGRANTS LIVED IN CROWDED TENEMENTS

IMMIGRANTS LIVED IN SCANDALOUS AND UNFAIR CONDITIONS

THERE WERE TOO MANY IMMIGRANTS AT THIS TIME

PROGRESSIVES WANTED MOSTLY TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL EQUALITY


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