Teaching Cleveland

Lesson 27

Handout 2 - Reading Activity Sheet

Hiram House: Neighbor to All
  1. Why do you think the settlement house workers were eager to have women sign up for the sewing classes?

  2. What effect did poverty have on the people's lives? What were their general living conditions like?

  3. What programs were administered by the settlement house to attempt to alleviate some of these problems?

  4. Why do you think it would have been necessary to have settlement house workers who spoke the languages of the people who lived in the neighborhood?

  5. To what factors did the settlement house workers attribute the teenagers' and children's gang involvement?

  6. Do you think the settlement house workers were very effective in working against the gangs? Why or why not?

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