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.
See also, AMERICAN/U.S. HISTORY CURRICULUM LESSONS 61-75 of 150
LESSON 61: The Monroe Doctrine
LESSON 62: Elections of 1824 and 1828
LESSON 63: Match Game: Andrew Jackson
LESSON 64: Reform Movements
LESSON 65: Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, and Polk
LESSON 66: President Study Guide
LESSON 67: Routes to the West
LESSON 68: The Oregon Country
LESSON 69: The Lone Star Republic
LESSON 70: The Mexican War
LESSON 71: The Gold Rush Game
LESSON 72: Reading: The Far West
LESSON 73: Jeopardy: Territorial Expansion
LESSON 74: Note Cards: The Nation Grows Stronger
LESSON 75: Independent Study Guide (USA Growth 1783-1860)