Lesson plans and teaching ideas
Text of the novel in a variety of formats.
The Power of Fiction
As part of a study of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle , students develop a list of books with strong social messages, analyze their strengths and weaknesses, and consider the power of literature to effect change.
On this page, a brief biography. Follow links to teaching tips, discussion questions, and support materials.
Upton Sinclair: Classroom Issues and Strategies
Extensive commentary/analysis and a set of discussion questions/writing prompts.
This review by Karen Olsson emphasizes the journalistic aspects of the novel.