With the Progressive Era and Gilded Age: Quick and Easy Newspaper
you skip the lecture. Introduce your students to the Progressive Era through this quick and easy newspaper project. Students take on the role of reporters to get the scoop on the Progressive Era. Students create cover stories, political cartoons, editorials and more. What is prohibition? Who were the Muckrakers? When the newspapers are complete, students read each others' newspapers to learn about other topics related to the Progressive Era. Depending on the size of each group, you may end up with a multiple-page newspaper or a front page.
Use to start off your study of the Progressive Era and the Gilded Age. If you are in a 1:1 classroom, check out the digital version
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Suggested topics and informational text included in this guide:
- Jane Addams
- Herbert Croly
- Theodore Roosevelt
- Plessy vs. Ferguson
- William Howard Taft
- Booker T Washington
- Temperance Movement
- Thomas Nast
This detailed guide includes:
- Complete teacher’s guide for a 90 minute lesson
- 2 student handouts with directions and topic suggestions
- Complete informational texts on several topics such as Prohibition, Theodore Roosevelt and Jane Addams
Also available as part of a $$ saving Progressive Era and Gilded Age Teacher resource Bundle
Two ways to use:
- Introduction: students read the provided information and write articles in a short time. Students work together to form the first page or two of a newspaper on their topics.
- In-depth: students read the provided information on the Progressive era related topics. Student groups work together to divide up topics and ideas and conduct additional research. Students write investigative articles on the topics.
- OPTIONAL: for either option, consider a gallery walk at the end in which students visit each others' newspapers to learn about the different topics and to analyze major events and people related to the era.
Gilded Age and Progressive Era Resources Include
- Progressive Era and Gilded Age: Quick and Easy Newspaper
- Progressive Era & Gilded Age: Research Project and Role Play
- Progressive Era and Gilded Age: Muckraker Station Activities
- Progressive Era and Gilded Age: Figures of the Era Gallery Walk
- Progressive Era and Gilded Age: What's the Question? Bell-Ringers
- Progressive Era and Gilded Age: Examining Tammany Hall
- Progressive Era and Gilded Age: Student-Centered Unit Project
- Progressive Era and Gilded Age: The Captains of Industry
- rogressive Era and Gilded Age: Interactive Notebook Graphic Organizers
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