The Underground Gardens Discussion Questions

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Research the average life span of an Italian American immigrant in the early 1900s. Discuss some of the sociological factors that determined this average life span.

Research the caverns, natural or otherwise, that exist today in central California. Write an in-depth report about one set of caverns—other than theForestiere Underground Gardens—including when it was created, how it was formed, and its estimated value as a modern-day tourist attraction.

Compare the lives of Italian American immigrants to the lives of other immigrants inAmerica in the early 1900s. Choose the ethnic group that you think had it the worst during this time period. Choose one influential figure from this group and write a biography about this person, including how his or her actions either improved or degraded the ethnic group's reputation.

Research the average size of a cellar in the early 1900s. Using this research, as...

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