Progressive Era

Progressive Era
Progressive Era
Progressive Era
Progressive Era
Progressive Era
Progressive Era
Progressive Era
Progressive Era
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This interactive, project-based unit will provide students with a critical overview of the Progressive era in a fun and engaging way! A more meaningful analysis is fostered as the PowerPoint interweaves informative video clips, political cartoons, higher-level discussion questions, and a variety of primary based sources. This unit is designed to give the teacher flexibility in choosing from two extension activities that will have students delve deeper into this era of time through simulation and debate:

1st Extension Activity: Become a current day muckraker! Working on a newspaper in groups of four, students will each create an editorial that focuses on a contemporary issue that expose real or alleged corruption, scandal, or the like, in the world today.

2nd Extension Debate Activity: Students will be invited to explore the conception of standardized testing in the United States, and its connection to the Progressive initiative of ‘Americanizing’ immigrants in public education.
5 debate roles will be assigned:
1) Corporate Executives
2) Hungarian Immigrants
3) African American Activists
4) IWW Members (Industrial Workers of the World)
5) Middle Class

Topics Include:
• Industrial working conditions
• Upton Sinclair
• Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
• Muckraking journalism
• Prohibition
• Temperance Movement
• Americanization of Immigrants
• Government reform and trust busting
• Political reform
• Trust-busting
• Environment & conservation
• Ranking of the 3 Progressive Presidents: Roosevelt, Taft, & Wilson

• Detailed Lesson Plan
• 1 Power Point (77 slides)
• Printable Handouts:
➢ HANDOUT #1: PowerPoint Guided Notes
➢ HANDOUT #2: Muckraker Writing Assignment
➢ Debate materials

Time Frame: 1.5 to 3 weeks—contingent upon the degree of classroom discussion, and teacher’s choice of extension activities.

If you liked this lesson see the 'BUNDLE unit lesson' here:
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