- Using examples from the excerpt, what are ways Iowans have had to adjust to be able to survive when jobs changed?
- What are some industries in Iowa that have continued to grow throughout the state's history?
Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, "Making a Living," The Goldfinch, pp. 6, 1996
This excerpt from The Goldfinch explains how inventions and other technological advances often put people out of one line of work and into another.