Pushcart War

By Jean Merill

Setting

This story takes place in New York City. Watch this video to see what the traffic is like on the streets of New York.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsi8vWkXl8Y

Before you read

Words to know

Look up these words if you do not know what they mean, make a google doc titled Pushcart War vocab and your #. Share it with Mrs. Underwood. Write the words and their meanings on the doc. You may add to it as you are reading.

theory

slogan

conspiracy

manifesto

violation

Quizlet vocab links

War--What is it and what does it do?

On your vocab doc leave a section and write what you know about war.

Theories and Slogans

As you read you will learn many theories. One is the Large Object theory of History. What is this theory? What was the slogan in the Peanut Butter Speech? When you find out add it to your google doc.

Who you are.

There are many people on both sides of the war. Mrs. Underwood will have you draw a paper out of a basket and that will be the character in the book that you are. As you read the book think about your character. What is he or she like? Do you think they are on the right side of the war? Did they change at all during the book?