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73 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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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
New ReviewA 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
New ReviewSuffragettes, 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
New ReviewDespite 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...
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Progressive Era Lesson Plan

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The women working for equal rights in the early 20th century weren't a part of one large group; rather, they were members of dozens of small groups focused on social reform. Explore the ways groups in the Progressive Era like National...
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Progressive Era Women

For Students 7th - 12th
The National Women's History Museum provides this interactive resource that permits users to explore women who played key roles during the Progressive Era in the quest for workers' rights, the Settlement House Movement, the Suffrage...
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Nellie Bly to Dr. Peter Bryce: 19th Century Asylum Reform

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What kind of treatment could a patient expect in an asylum during the 1800's? The abusive and neglectful conditions in 19th century asylums are the focus of a lesson that examines the work of reformers Nellie Bly, Dorothea Dix, and Dr....
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Cells for Sale - Convict Leasing in Alabama

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The benefits and drawbacks of convict leasing following the Civil War are the focus of a lesson that asks groups to examine primary source materials to gain an understanding of the program before individuals decide whether they are in...
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Women's Suffrage and World War I

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Democracy cannot exist where not everyone has equal rights. Discuss the state of democracy and women's suffrage during World War I with class discussions, debates, and primary source analysis, in order for class members to connect with...
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Urban Politics: Machines and Reformers

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What were political machines and whom did they serve? As part of a study of US immigration patterns and how these patterns influenced politics, groups investigate how Tammany Hall and other political machines gained support from voters.
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Woman's Suffrage and World War I

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
How did women use President Wilson's ideals and rhetoric in their bid for suffrage? To answer this essential question, class groups analyze primary written documents and visual images.
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Two Different African-American Visions: W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
The strategies civil rights activists Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois proposed for blacks to achieve racial progress is the focus of an activity in which class groups identify the strategies as well as the benefits and drawbacks...
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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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The Progressive Era

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders utilize the SOAP method to analyze a work of art and relate it to what they know about the Progressive Era and the reasons why cities changed and the ways in which cities changed during the end of the 19th century. They...
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Ragtime: 1880-1920

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Build an understanding of the social, economic, and cultural changes that were incited by the American Industrial Revolution. Learners will research the historical context of the Ragtime Era, and compose an oral presentation in the voice...
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The Progressive Era in Illinois

For Teachers 11th
High schoolers collect photographs on the Progressive Era in Illinois, then write three newspaper articles, using one photo per article. The article will highlight an event in Illinois during the Progressive Era. The newspaper must also...
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St. Augustine's Historical Landmarks

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Architect Julia Morgan suggested that buildings should speak for themselves. Louis Sullivan believed that a building's form should suggest its function. Middle schoolers investigate historic buildings and share what they have learned...
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HOW ABOUT A T-BONE?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the events that created the historical context for the Progressive Era in the United States. They evaluate the conflicts of business and common people of the time. The research is done using primary and secondary...
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Progressives Perspectives

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders consider the case for Progressive politics. In this Progressive Era instructional activity, 11th graders read excerpts from The Jungle as well as articles about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Students also analyze...
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1912 Campaign Issues Project

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Progressive Era learning exercise, students conduct research about the Presidential Election of 1912 and its issues. Students prepare classroom presentations that address the listed questions about the issues. 
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How Did the Progressive Party affect American Society

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the political views of the Progressive Party. In this U.S. History instructional activity, 9th graders read the "LaFollette Platform," then share their thoughts of the reading in a class discussion. To conclude the...
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The Gilded Age & the Progressive Era (1877–1917)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the Gilded Age and Progressive Era in the United States. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Suffragette BINGO

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Women's suffrage movement. In this women in history instructional activity, students use the Internet to research the suffrage movement. Students will then design and create a BINGO game that they can play.
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Settlement House Movement SAC

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and view a movie on Social Gospel and Settlement Houses. In this Social Reform lesson plan, students view the movie, read the passages and answer questions on the social reform movement of this time.
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The Progressive Era

For Students 5th - 6th
In this history worksheet, students study a chart with information about 4 organizations: National Woman Suffrage Association, National Child Labor Committee, Charity Organization Society, National Association of Colored Women. Using the...
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Life in THE JUNGLE

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss problems immigrants may have when coming to a new country. They take on the role of a law maker from the era and create an action plan and policy based on samples they read (links provided). Students discuss ways their...
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A Settlement House Hall of Fame

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Young scholars identify, interpret and define a great deal about the Settlement House Movement of the Progressive Era, as well as about the women who were largely responsible for bringing the movement to life. They also research the life...
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Progressive Era: Public Pressure and Government Actions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read sections of the novel, "The Jungle". They identify the problems of the meat industry during the Progressive Era. They discuss food concerns of today and make connections between the two time periods.
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La Follette and The Progressive Era

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the Progressive Era in Wisconsin. They look how Governor Robert La Follette led the state during this time period.
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1909: Parks, What Are They Good For?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine John Nolan's document justifying the plan for a state park system. They report on this report and write an editorial for a newspaper.
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Stand Up And Sing

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine pieces of sheet music and identify context, purpose, and perspective with regard to the political, social, and economic conditions existing at that time. They create a cover illustrating a topic of the Progressive Era.
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Progressive Movement in Kansas

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the Progressive Movement in Kansas. In this Progressive Era lesson plan, 7th graders study various facts about this era in Kansas. Students create a presentation on a law that was passed during this time.
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The Progressives

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore American government reform. In this Progressive Era lesson, 11th graders read about the Era in their textbooks and in the provided handouts. Students then create group presentations and write essays on the role...
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Progressivism and Populism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Gilded Age. In this Progressive Era lesson, students read an excerpt from The Jungle and respond to analysis questions. Students also analyze images from the era in collaborative groups and share their findings with...
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Chapter 6 and 7 Unit Test

For Students 8th - 11th
In this Progressive Era and Big Business test activity, students respond to 15 matching, 3 multiple choice, and 4 short answer questions.
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Progressives Intro Blue Book

For Students 8th - 11th
For this 20th century American history worksheet, students read noted pages in their textbooks and then respond to 11 short answer questions regarding the Progressive Movement in the United States.    
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Origins of Progressivism

For Students 8th - 11th
In this Progressivism learning exercise, students respond to 9 short answer and 10 identification questions regarding the Progressive Era in the United States.
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The Progressive Spirit - Women Work for Voting Rights

For Teachers 11th
Students explore the methods suffragettes used to accompolish the right to vote during the Progressive Era. In this Social Studes/U.S. History lesson, 11th graders describe what they see in a series of photographs.  Additionally,...
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Amusement Park

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students study early 1900s urban America. In this amusement park lesson, students examine photographs from early American amusement parks and compare them to the parks of today. Students discuss how the Progressive Movement had a part in...
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Progressivism: What's the Problem?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Progressive Era lesson, students examine the goals and accomplishments of the Populist Party.
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Progressive Era - Muckraking

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discuss muckraking and societal changes. In this progressive era lesson, students review photographs and read excerpts from The Jungle. Students select a task of their choice, sorting events into categories, writing a letter,...
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Progressivism

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. For this Progressive Era lesson, students examine the concerns of American citizens during the era and compare them to...
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Progressives and the Era of Trustbusting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the free-market system and anti-trust laws. For this Bill of Rights lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on the details of monopolies and the progressive reform movement to establish...
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A New Society Project

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the social and political movements of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. In this American history lesson, 9th graders work in groups to form their own society and laws. Students make a diagram of their town and...
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The Progressives

For Teachers 8th - 11th
In this Progressive Era worksheet, students review a chapter as they read 10 descriptions identifying who or what is speaking, respond to 4 short answer questions, and explain a historical theme regarding this time period in United...
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Understanding The Progressives And Their Viewpoints

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the Progressive Era in American history (1900-1917). They use the internet and other sources to research the Progressive Movement, identify three Progressive presidents, and explore considered reforms. Students...
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Workers in Factories During the Gilded Age

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders experience what life was like in the factories during the Gilded Age. They explore the reasons behind the move for work place reforms during the Progressive Era. Students discuss the factors that led to work place reforms.
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Women's Involvement In The Progressive Era

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a lesson plan that is investigating the Progressive Era of history. They conduct research focusing on the role of women in era. The information provides the perspectives necessary to address the popular...
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The Meat-Packing Industry in Chicago During the Progressive Era

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine maps showing the hog and corn distribution of the United States. In groups, they research the reasons why Chicago became the natural hub for meat-packing processing in the United States. They examine changes in...
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Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discuss and analyze images of photography by Dorothea Lange to identify important themes in her work to document rural life in America. In addition, they research other types of artists working in other forms of media (painters,...
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Progressive Newspapers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a newspaper on local, state and national issues in the muckracking style of progessive era journalism. They research the style by reading articles from the time period on women's sufrage, child labor laws and political...
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A Shared Past

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research the links between Texas and U.S. history. They explore their ties to the Progressive Era and World War I. Students analyze one of the main themes of economics. They view why migration and the Mexican Revolution's...
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Migrants and Voting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers investigate the challenges diverse people in late nineteenth century American society. They examine how racial an ethnic events of the Progressive Era in America.
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A Touchdown for Reform

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students read an article about Charles McCarthy and his progressive reforms. In pairs, they play a game answering questions about the article. Then they write an analogy comparing Charles McCarthy to a quarterback or an architect.