To summarize the political, economic, and social changes that were brought about by reform movements of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
1 class period
This lesson can be used as an activity for individuals, small groups, or the entire class.
Start by reading with the class the introductory paragraphs. This is followed by a two-column table with headings Before Progressive Reform and After Progressive Reform. Class members will read the first paragraph in column one of question 1 which describes a problem that existed in the United States before the Progressive Movement began. They must rearrange two groups of scrambled letters in (a) and (b) to form key words, names, or terms. In column two, they will read how the situation changed after reforms were made and fill in the missing words -- with some letters given as clues -- in answers (c) and (d). This continues in the same way with questions 2-12.
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.