Ready to go PAPERLESS?
Looking for a way for your students to discover facts about some of the major names from the Progressive Era? Here is a way your students can discover these historic figures that allows them to find out some basic facts, but also allows them to identify what they think is important about each person. Each biography card has the same format and allows students to gather a very brief snapshot of who these people were and what they did that contributed to the history of the Progressive Era. Decide how many you'd like students to do and make a mini-research project out of it. Kids really enjoy this format!
Students will need access to Google Slides and if you use Google Classroom you can make a copy for each student and they can type directly in the file. No more copy machines!!
Also available as a paper version
32 Famous Figures from the Progressive Era: Paper Version
For each person students will identify the following:
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Contribution to the Progressive Era
The historic figures for this activity are:
1. Alice Paul
2. Booker T. Washington
3. Carrie Chapman Catt
4. Carry Nation
5. Charles Edward Russell
6. Charlotte Perkins Gilman
7. David Graham Philips
8. Eugene Debs
9. Florence Kelley
10. Frances Willard
11. Frank Norris
12. Henry Demarest Lloyd
13. Ida B. Wells
14. Ida Tarbell
15. Jacob Riis
16. Jane Addams
17. John Dewey
18. John Spargo
19. Lester Frank Ward
20. Lincoln Steffens
21. Margaret Sanger
22. Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo
23. Ray Stannard Baker
24. Robert La Follette
25. Theodore Dreiser
26. Theodore Roosevelt
27. Thomas Nast
28. Upton Sinclair
29. W.E.B. DuBois
30. Walter Rauschenbusch
31. William Taft
32. Woodrow Wilson
This has worked well for my students so I hope yours find the same success!
Check out the paper version
of some of my other History Trading Cards:
32 Famous Figures from the Civil War Era: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Authors in History: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous European Explorers: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Reformers from the Progressive Era (1890-1920): Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Scientists in History: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Women in American History: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Figures from World War II: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Figures from the Industrial Revolution: Trading Cards to Complete
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