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74 resources with the concept the progressive era

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Black Americans in Congress

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Seven lessons make up a unit on African-Americans who served in the United States Congress from 1870 to 2007. Young historians read contextual essays, engage in activities, examine primary source images, and artifacts to gain an...
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Women in Congress

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Designed to be used in conjunction with the Women in Congress publication, seven lesson plans look at the women pioneers who served in congress from 1917 to 2006. The collection includes essays, photographs, artifacts, and quotations.
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The Progressive Era: The American Nation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The progressives had a lot of forward thinking social ideas that helped make America a more equitable place to live. Politics, civil and human rights, economic and tax ratifications, and the constitutional amendments that made their...
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Childhood Lost: Child Labor in the United States, 1830-1930

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Working in groups, middle and high schoolers describe and discuss photographs depicting working conditions experienced by child laborers in the 19th century. They then write a persuasive paragraph supporting an amendment to regulate the...
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Red Record of Lynching Map Analysis

For Teachers 5th - 8th
New ReviewLong before the civil rights movement, leaders were working to secure equal rights. An informative activity explains the 1922 anti-lynching campaign with a map. Scholars analyze the map, complete a worksheet, and participate in group...
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Bibb Mill No 1 Child Labor Photograph Discussion

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewThere's no way a child can operate heavy machinery ... right? Pupils examine a photograph of a child operating a loom at mill to learn about child labor and its impacts. Prompts provoke thoughtful discussion or fuel a writing exercise.
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Environmental Case Study: Hetch Hetchy Valley

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhat is more important: building a new school or preserving a nature reserve? Keeping a natural area clean or providing clean drinking water to a city of millions? Young scholars weigh these questions—almost literally—using an...
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Effects of Food Regulation in the Progressive Era

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewMoldy canned goods, exploding ketchup, and filthy conditions: These were some of the issues the reformers of the Progressive Era targeted with legislation such as the Pure Food and Drug Act. Using images of food factories and documents...
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Analyzing Photographs of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
New ReviewWhile a catalyst for the labor movement, 146 people lost their lives in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1913. A series of photographs of the aftermath of the tragedy help young historians consider the impact of the fire. The...
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Analyzing a Child Labor Photograph

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewSometimes images tell shocking stories. Individuals examine a Lewis Hines picture of children packing beans and consider the impact working in a factory had on their young lives. A series of prompts emailed to the teacher helps them...
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Women's History Minute: Progressive Era

For Students 6th - 12th
A brief video offers an overview of the Progressive Era. With eye-catching media, a host describes how the women dedicated their time towards social change—how they spoke out about the need for new developments in all aspects of life.
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Woman Suffrage

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Suffragettes, suffragists, and anti-suffragists. A two-day, richly detailed lesson plan has young historians investigate the twentieth-century suffrage movement. Groups examine primary and secondary source materials about Jane Addams and...
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“‘The Negroes’ Temporary Farewell,” Jim Crow and the Exclusion of African Americans from Congress, 1887–1929

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Despite some advances made during the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War, the period from 1887 through 1929, African Americans serving in Congress suffered severe setbacks due to Jim Crow Laws and voter suppression. Class members...
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Grace Abbott | Unladylike2020

For Students 8th - 12th
A short video compares the work of 20th century reformer Grace Abbott with that of 21st century activist Christina Jimenez. The digital short focuses on the commitment of  both women to immigrant rights, child labor, and health care.
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Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Political activist, suffragette, pacifist, and the first woman elected to Congress, Jeannette Rankin has been largely ignored in history and history textbooks. Young historians set out to rectify that situation by examining primary...
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The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Class members use primary source documents to research the tragedy and how it lead to the creation of labor unions and new labor laws. As an exit...
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On This Day: Prohibition

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Before Prohibition, America was literally awash in alcohol, according to one historian of the topic. When the Eighteenth Amendment was enacted, loopholes allowed Americans workarounds, such as the ability to make up to 250 gallons of...
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On This Day: The Chicago Iroquois Theatre Fire of 1903

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
When sparks ignited a fire at the Iroquois Theatre in Chicago in 1903, it was one of the greatest public safety tragedies of the twentieth century. Even though the theater did not take basic safety precautions, no one was held...
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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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2017 AP® United States History Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Were unfair taxes really the cause of the American Revolution? Learners explore the complicated historiography behind the revolutionary period using authentic College Board prompts. The free-response questions from the exam feature...
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Women Pioneers on Capital Hill, 1917–1934

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of the women who were elected to Congress from 1917 to 1934, groups research and then design a museum exhibit that describes the life and the congressional service of one of these women.
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America's History in the Making: Classroom Applications Three

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can primary sources bring history to life? Scholars create detailed lesson plans on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in American history. The 17th installment of a 22-part program exploring American history examines...
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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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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...