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41 resources with the keyterm progressive era

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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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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: 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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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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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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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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1912 Campaign Issues Project

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Progressive Era worksheet, 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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Suffragette BINGO

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Women's suffrage movement. In this women in history lesson, 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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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 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, young scholars 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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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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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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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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Progressives Intro Blue Book

For Students 8th - 11th
In 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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The Gilded Age & the Progressive Era (1877–1917)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz activity, 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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Progressive Era: Public Pressure and Government Actions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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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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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Chapter 6 and 7 Unit Test

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