To summarize political, economic, and social reforms which were made during the Age of Jackson.
1 class period
This lesson begins with students learning about political democracy, abolition of slavery, women's rights, working conditions, temperance, and care for the less fortunate by finding and circling key words, names, and terms in three word search puzzles. These words, names, and terms are then used to complete sentences about the previously mentioned reform movements.
Once class members have finished the puzzles, assign the primary source reading selection on Dorothea Dix and the Thought Questions which follow. The Thought Questions help students develop critical thinking skills.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.