This is a wonderful, creative cooperative-learning project in which students read about a major American reform movement of the 1800's and create a magazine cover to present about their topic.
Included are short readings and primary sources on six major reform movements:
a) The Abolition Movement
b) Prison & Asylum Reforms
c) Women’s Rights
d) The Temperance Movement
e) Education Reforms
f) Factory & Workplace Reforms
Each topic includes about 2 pages of reading and primary source material as well as Common Core-aligned guiding questions for students to discuss in their groups and all relevant information for them to create their magazine.
The readings cover reformers such as Susan B. Anthony, Dorthea Dix, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Horace Mann, Sarah Bagley, and more!
Also included is a directions page for students, project rubric, completed example images, and peer evaluation sheet for students to score group members based on their participation.
This download also includes a Google Drive digital version
of the activity! If you're in a paperless classroom or just want to integrate more digital resources, you can use the provided link to bring a digital version of this resource into Google Classroom!
The digital version includes links to relevant online resources for each reform movement to provide further research.
If you teach US History, this along with hundreds more great resources is included as part of my American History Part 1: Complete Curriculum Digital Download
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