Unit Plan

The Progressives

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 exploring American history includes primary sources, video evidence, and advertisements as learners present their views individually, in pairs, and in small groups. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Preview the lesson with the class by brainstorming current societal issues groups want to change
  • Depending on the activity, assign students to pairs or group work  to best facilitate their strengths in assisting one another
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson includes overhead projector and transparencies
  • Resource provides content scoring rubrics for teacher use
  • Lesson includes printable worksheets and materials for distribution in the classroom
  • None