Within a talk show, game show, or other television format, students get inside issues in U.S. history by role-playing key people involved in major historical and cultural controversies. Students not acting as specific figures participate by playing characters representing various viewpoints, injecting questions that provide a whole-picture portrayal.
Eight Progressive leaders gather for a panel discussion on whether America's emerging "social conscience" will have a lasting impact.
The eight "celebrities: include
Theodore Roosevelt, Dr. WEB DuBois, Jane Addams, Robert LaFollette, John Pierpont Morgan, John Muir, Ida Tarbell, John D. Rockefeller.
Culminating debriefing sessions engage players in discussions relating the confrontations to the present. Each unit contains an emcee's guide, role descriptions, essay prompts, and handouts, setup directions, historical background information, reproducibles, a host/hostess script, profile information, and audience response sheets.