This activity centers around the ability of students to be able to research information about two of Progressive Era Reforms, and debate the significance of them.
The first part of this 1-2 day lesson is the students using either their textbooks or another source to look up the information for their assigned words. Once this task is complete the students will take part in an activity that is set up similar to the NCAA College basketball tournament that takes place in March. Vocabulary words will go head to head, and the students who were assigned those words will debate their significances to the class. Once done, the class will vote and the vocabulary word that gets the majority of the votes, moves on to the next round. This continues until one word is left. The students who have the last word are given a reward of some sort.
This form can be modified based on the number of vocabulary words you would like to include.