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68 resources with the concept progressivism

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The Progressive Era Projects

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your young historians will take a closer look into how progressive reformers have approached issues such as poverty, racism, and gender discrimination, which have persisted in the United States since the nineteenth century. They will...
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Ken Burns

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Innovation, politics, race, war...these themes are continuously evident in humanity over the course of history, and are revealed with spectacular imagery and commentary by famed documentarian Ken Burns. While primarily focusing on...
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The Roaring Twenties

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A slideshow presentation covers the flavor of the Roaring Twenties. The 1920s are categorized into politics, culture, music, policy, and social issues that divided the nation. Each main header contains several subsequent slides full of...
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Immigration and Prohibition

For Teachers 8th - 12th
A comprehensive look at the prohibition debate through the lens of immigration gives scholars intriguing material for a debate and essay of their own. They watch four video clips (find these on the PBS website), discussing issues in...
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US History Overview 2 - Reconstruction to the Great Depression

For Students 8th - 11th
Ambitiously spanning American history from 1865 to 1941, this video discusses and clarifies topics such as women's suffrage, the sinking of the Maine, and the development of America as a world empire. Maps and photographs will engage...
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The Roots of Prohibition: Examining the Effort to Prohibit Alcohol in America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Five segements from Ken Burns' documentary series Prohibition, easily accessed on the PBS website, are at the center of a terrific short unit on the roots of America's ambivalent relationship with alcohol. Engage your secondary class...
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The Hyper-Partisan Politics of Prohibition

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A full and thoughtful lesson includes links, handouts, guided viewing worksheets, and great extension activities. Upper graders will examine extreme politics, propaganda, hyper-partisanship, and the 1928 presidential election. They...
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Champion for Democracy? - Woodrow Wilson

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Racist? Man of his time? Master statesman? Naive idealist? Historians still question the political legacy of Woodrow Wilson. Encourage your scholars to engage in the debate by using a biography that traces Wilson's academic and political...
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The Progressives

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Progressive Era brought about a word that often leads to turmoil—change! Learners research the late 1800s in American history to uncover societal issues gripping the nation back in the day. The 15th lesson of a 22-part series...
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Progressivism and The New Deal

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Bust those trusts! Scholars investigate the Progressive Era leading to the New Deal in America. They examine the impact legislation had on attempting to control big business in the United States. Are there any parallels to today? 
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Upton Sinclair, Theodore Roosevelt, and Harvey W. Wiley

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Though Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle shocked the American public into a thorough examination of the meat-packing industry, the author was disappointed that his book's main argument—the exploitation of American immigrants—was not part...
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Progressivism: Structured Notes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Notes are great for getting ready for an exam or for writing a well-informed paper. Learners can use these notes (in PowerPoint form) to study the Progressive Era. Slides provide bulleted information on Du Boise, muckrakers, progressive...
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Industrial Revolution: A Definition

For Teachers 8th - 10th
America sure did have a few growing pains during the Industrial Revolution. Share the problems, causes, effects, and reformation that marked the turn of the century and shift in policy during US industrialization. This slide show...
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"Whispering Wires": Public Law vs. Individual Civil Liberties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school student love discussing controversial issues like those brought up in this fourth amendment case study. They examine the 1928 Olmstead vs. U.S. prohibition court case, applying the fourth amendment to determine whether or not...
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The Causes of Prohibition

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the origins of the Prohibition Movement in the United States. In small groups, they analyze the influence of World War I in the passage of the eighteenth amendment. Students explain how different demographics of...
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The Progressive Movement (1900-1916)

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Detailing the goals of the Progressive Movement in the beginning of the 20th century, this presentation contextualized the time period for history students, making it easier to understand both society and politics of the time. A short...
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The Progressive Movement

For Teachers 10th - 11th
While the Progressives never formed a political party they did develop an ideology. Provide viewers with an interesting, yet challenging presentation on the Progressive Movement that introduces key individuals and highlights key events...
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Progressives Perspectives

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders consider the case for Progressive politics. In this Progressive Era lesson, 11th graders read excerpts from The Jungle as well as articles about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Students also analyze images from the...
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Introduction to Reform Movements of the 1800s

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders consider the impact of reform movements of the 19th century. In this Progressive Reform lesson plan, 11th graders examine documents and images associated with women's suffrage, prohibition, and labor reform. Students...
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The Yellow Kid

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
The Gilded Age was one of prosperity—but also poverty. Using cartoons from the era, individuals consider the social tensions of the era of The Yellow Kid and robber barons with primary source analysis and class discussion. Once finished,...
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Roaring Twenties: Prohibition and Organized Crime

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students take a closer look at the Roaring Twenties. In this Prohibition and organized crime lesson, students watch "The Untouchables," and respond to the provided discussion questions about the film. A permission slip is provided as well.
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Gender-based Temperance Reform

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate the Temperance Reform Movement. In this primary source analysis lesson, 11th graders use the provided analysis sheet to analyze the contents of the article "Advice to Young Women and Young Men," published in...
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Through Their Eyes -- Prohibition: A Social Experiment

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Canadian history worksheet, students read specified textbook pages about Prohibition and then respond to 10 short answer questions about the reading selection.
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Prohibition

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners explore the social pressures of the early 1900's in America. In this Prohibition lesson, students examine a photograph available from the Library of Congress featuring the impact of Prohibition.