A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1974): Life in the Slums
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This clip gives a glimpse into the life of a family living in an urban slum in Brooklyn during the Industrial Revolution. Francie and Neely, along with the other kids in the area, bring junk to sell to Carney in order to earn a few extra cents. The family uses as a bank a milk can in one of their closets.

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  1. Why do the children take junk to sell on Saturdays?
  2. What is unusual about the trees being in Brooklyn?
  3. What is the family's situation?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the reasons for the increase in factories and urbanization
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the economic factors that brought about rapid industrialization and urbanization.
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the relationship between urbanization and conflicts resulting from differences in religion, ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze social issues affecting women, minorities, children, immigrants, urbanization, the Social Go...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the processes that have caused changes in settlement patterns, including urbanization, trans...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    define poverty and its components and analyze poverty's impact on the individual and society
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands how population and urbanization contribute to a changing social world. The s...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    examine changes in U.S. institutions and society resulting from industrialization, urbanization, and...

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