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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 Muckrakers Interdisciplinary Unit

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders complete an Interdisciplinary Unit on the Muckrakers and the Progressive Movement. Students describe life in America and how Progressive Reformers changed it. identify specific problems and propose solutions. Students...
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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle: Muckraking the Meat-Packing Industry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore muckraking. In this American history lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. Students respond to discussion questions pertaining to muckraking...
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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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Muckraking Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers complete a unit of lessons on Muckraking literature. They listen to and discuss a teacher-led discussion, read and analyze examples of Muckraking literature, conduct Internet research, and write a report on the attitudes...
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The Progressive Era: Muckrakers

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Using Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, guide your class in the process of identifying unknown terms using context clues and formulating text-based answers. The lesson plan includes a useful worksheet incorporating scaffolding questions on an...
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The Progressive Era: Muckrakers Grade 8

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
As you explore an excerpt from Upton Sinclair's The Jungle with your class, discuss how his descriptions of the meat-packing industry caught the public's attention and helped to promote change in the Progressive Era.
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For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine government regulations. In this industrialization lesson, 11th graders look into what was going on inside American factories during the era. Students read excerpts of The Jungle and watch selected video clips...
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EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all About It!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to synthesize information on increasing regulatory reforms during the Progressive Era through individual research and presentation of material. They are responsible for a list of regulatory reforms with dates and...
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The Progressive Era

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did citizens in the United States work to solve problems associated with development of American industrial capitalism during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century? Discover the progressive era with an engaging and...
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Progressivism (5)

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive American history activity, students answer 14 fill in the blank questions regarding the Progressive Movement. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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The Role of The Jungle in the Early 20th Century

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Study the origins of investigative journalism with a lesson on inquiry, audience, and evidence. Class members examine passages from Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, the Reynolds report on the conditions in Chicago stockyards in Chicago, and...
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Comparing The Jungle with Fast Food Nation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Where's the beef? Should you eat it? Young investigative journalists are asked to read excerpts from Upton Sinclair's 1906 The Jungle, and guided by a list of questions, compare Sinclair's muckraking novel about in the Chicago...
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The Progressive Movement Newspaper Project

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Progressive Movement worksheet, students act as muckraking reporters and conduct research that will aid them in producing newspapers that cover environmental, health, political, and big business issues of the 19th and the 21st...
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Excerpt from The Jungle

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A reading of an excerpt from The Jungle, Upton Sinclair's exposé of the meatpacking industry, launches a discussion of business ethics and the power of investigative journalism.
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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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“Read All About It”: Primary Source Reading in “Chronicling America”

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Can investigative journalism become too sensationalistic and accusatory, or is it vital for the survival of a democracy? Middle schoolers analyze primary source documents from early 20th-century newspapers as well as Theodore Roosevelt's...
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Investigative Journalism that Inspired Change

For Teachers 6th Standards
New ReviewThree lessons focusing on the importance of investigative journalism make up a 19-page teacher's guide. In the first, young journalists determine the differences between investigative journalism and conventional forms of journalism. The...
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Halsted Street Car

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Carl Sandburg's brief poem, "Halsted Street Car" suggests a world full of pain, of tired wishes, and of empty dreams. Readers use the provided questions to open a discussion of the effects of the working conditions in the early 1900s on...
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Jungle Study Guide

For Students 9th - 12th
For this immigrant life worksheet, students read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair and then respond to 30 short answer questions based on the novel.
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Journalist Eva Valesh

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners access primary sources online. They identify and summarize various types of sources.
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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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The Role of Food in NYC Tenement Culture: The Work of Lewis Hine and Jacob Riis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
By looking at famous photographs of people in the workplace in early 20th century New York City, eighth graders are introduced to the appalling conditions that people, including children, used to be forced to work in. Each group of...
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Child Labor in Maryland: An Historical Investigation

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders, after reading two excerpts about contemporary child labor situations, discuss two broad questions in detail along with the industrial boom following the Civil War conditions in the United States. They investigate how the...