This lesson will not only provide you with a web quest but also discussion and extension lesson activities. The bulk of this lesson requires students to read information from a primary source found online as a means of building their background knowledge about the topic. Students will show their understanding by answering various open-ended questions related to the Civil Service Reform.
At the end of this lesson, students are expected to answer the following questions:
· What was the Pendleton Civil Service Act and why was it essentially needed?
· What were the dangers of basing government salaries on party affiliations?
· How did the assassination of President Garfield influence Civil Service Reform?
Students will be required to complete an internet-based worksheet known as a WebQuest. The WebQuest contains questions that will challenge students to research, review, and demonstrate their understanding of key information and events related to the Civil Service Act. Students will stay highly engaged in analyzing and discovering information about the Civil Service Act.
This lesson will provide students with a classroom activity, lesson extension, and project ideas.
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