This analysis package will engage students learning about the Progressive Era through Muckraker stories of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, Nellie Bly's Madhouse, and the story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Students will analyze the sensationalist style embedded into Muckraker journalism excerpts and Progressive Era political Cartoons.
This analysis package is guided by an engaging PowerPoint with several embedded clips. From there, students gradually obtain the analysis skills through guided practice and SOAPSTone source analysis. Also included is a quick assessment for students to show their understanding of political cartoon methods.
Not only will your students be engaged by the stories and topics embedded in this lesson, students will get excellent practice sharpening source analysis skills.
Included in this package is:
-Engaging PowerPoint - Student note-taking friendly, embedded with several clips, analysis tips and methods, and answer keys to model analysis
-Student Analysis Packet - Contains analysis of 6 sources - 2 excerpts, 3 political cartoons, and 1 video clip (Both Google and Word Document Versions w/ answer key in slides)
-Short assessment of Political Cartoon Methods - Quick check for a formative assessment to gauge student understanding of political cartoon methods