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Hull House
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.55

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    well-educated, best, outspoken, employment, diversity, society, union, assistance, cultural, original, theatre, provided, fundraising, settlement, industrial, education
     content words:    Jane Addams, Rockford College, United States, Ellen Gates Starr, Hull House, Soon Hull House, Jane Club, Progressive Movement


Hull House
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Jane Addams grew up just before the turn of the century. She attended Rockford College and received a good education, something that young women in earlier years had not been able to do. She learned about the rapid advances in technology that were being made at that time. She also learned about the changes in society and the problems that went along with those changes.
 
2     At that time, the United States was changing from a country of rural farmers to a country of busy cities. Large factories were opening in the cities. These factories had jobs for many workers. Soon, workers came from all over the United States and from many parts of the world looking for jobs.
 
3     American cities became home to a population of factory workers who had immigrated here from Italy, Russia, Poland, Ireland, Germany, and Greece. These new Americans faced problems as they adjusted to life in their new country.
 
4     During this same time, Jane Addams and other young women like her were looking for ways to put their college education to good use. Many of them found their answer in the settlement movement. The settlement movement had begun in England in the 1880s, and it was spreading to America.
 
5     In the settlement movement, well-educated young women and men moved into poor city neighborhoods. They lived in a residence known as a settlement house. There they ran programs to help the immigrants. Some of these settlement houses were run by religious organizations; others were independent.

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