por Thomas Hood
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Halsted Street CarCarl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg's poem "Halsted Street Car" (1916) is a critique of working conditions in Chicago. In it, Sandburg paints a powerful picture of the weary faces of the working class.While Thomas Hood’s poem “The Song of the Shirt”(1843) was published seventy-three years prior to the publication of “Halsted Street Car,” both poems offer a critique of working conditions.
I am the people, the mobCarl Sandburg
In "I am the people, the mob," Carl Sandburg showcases the power of collective protest to incite change.Pair "Song of the Shirt" with "I am the people, the mob" and ask students to compare the use of figurative language. What is similar about each poem (audience, tone, message), and what is different?
Address to the Commonwealth Club of CaliforniaCesar Chavez
In this rousing 1984 speech to the Commonwealth Club of California, Cesar Chavez describes the horrible working conditions for Mexican farm workers in America and calls for change.Pair "Address to the Commonwealth Club" with "Song of the Shirt" for an in-depth discussion about workers rights, and the different methods of sparking social change.
Excerpt from The JungleUpton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) was a famous twentieth century poet who often experimented with different genres. The Jungle, published in 1906, exposed the harsh conditions of the meatpacking industry in Chicago and other similar industrial cities. Public pressure during the aftermath of the book's publication led to the passage of the Meat Inspection Act, which helps ensure that meat is packaged under sanitary conditions.Pair "Song of the Shirt" with "The Jungle" and ask students to compare the techniques used in each text to spark social change.
The Plea for Eight HoursTerence Powderly
In "The Plea for Eight Hours," (1890) labor union leader Terence Powderly makes a reasoned argument in favor of reducing the work day for laborers.Pair “The Song of the Shirt” with “The Plea for Eight Hours,” and ask students to compare each authors’ methods for advocating for social change.
Workers' Rights and the History of Labor UnionsJessica McBirney
This article provides a brief history of labor unions, including common tactics and important advances in workers' rights.Pair “Song of the Shirt” with “Workers’ Rights and the History of Labor Unions” to provide students with two angles on workers’ rights. How does the imagery in “Song of the Shirt” reflect the conditions described in “Workers’ Rights”? Does the poem depict the struggle of laborers accurately, as described in the informational text?
The Life of a U.S. Industrial WorkerBirdBrain History
In "The Life of a U.S. Industrial Worker," the text walks the reader through a typical day in the life of a U.S. industrial worker and the poor, unsafe conditions they faced.Pair “The Song of the Shirt” with “The Life of a U.S. Industrial Worker” and ask students to discuss how each text portrays working class lives in England and the U.S., respectively. Ask students to compare the imagery used in each text—what effect does this imagery produce? What does it contribute to the tone of each passage?
The Stolen PartyLiliana Heker
In "The Stolen Party," Liliana Heker tells the story of a girl who is invited to her friend's party, whose family also employs her mother as their housekeeper.Pair “The Song of the Shirt” with “The Stolen Party” and ask students to compare how social classes are divided in the two texts. How apparent is the division of social classes in the texts? What is the effect of this?
Have we forgotten the true meaning of Labor Day?Jay L. Zagorsky
In this informational text, Jay L. Zagorsky discusses the origins of Labor Day and its importance.Pair “The Song of the Shirt” with “Have we forgotten the true meaning of Labor Day?” to provide students with a perspective of the type of work some of the labor unions were performing that led to the creation of Labor Day. Ask students to discuss whether or not the speaker in the poem describes the struggle these workers faced. How does the repetition in the poem illustrate why workers wanted to shorten the work day and week? What other aspects of the poem reflects the struggle workers experienced that brought about Labor Day?