Kind of Activity:
Students will research and report on a historical aspect of the novel.
Common Core Standards:
In Chapter 11, we learn that KSF has agreed to privatize the town of Olivar in exchange for protection and resources. This marks the return of company towns: places where practically all stores and housing are owned by a single company. The notion of a single entity controlling all commerce within a residential area has historically led to some very exploitative behavior.
Either as groups or individuals, students will research company towns in America throughout the 19th and early 20th...
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