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Examines the social reforms of the Progressive movement including prohibition, conservation, and muckraking
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19th C. Social Progress Lesson Plan
Unit Essential Question: How do we pursue social progress?
CA History SS Standards
11.2.1 Know the effect of industrialization on living and working conditions, including the portrayal of working conditions and food safety in Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle.
11.2.2 Describe the changing landscape, including the growth of cities linked by industry and trade; the development of cities divided according to race, ethnicity, and class. *
11.2.3 Trace the effect of the Americanization movement
11.2.4 Analyze the effect of urban political machines and responses by immigrants and middle-class reformers. *
11.2.7 Analyze the similarities and differences between the ideologies of Social Darwinism and Social Gospel (e.g., biographies of William Graham Sumner, Billy Sunday, Dwight L. Moody).
Lesson Plan Essential Question:
Were the social reforms of the 19th Century successful?
Assessment: Newspaper Tabloid
Time: 1.5 hours
Warm Up: What problems do you see in your community? Why do you think they exist?
The Future of America Lyrics and Track
Read each word and sentence.
Draw a picture for each concept.
Taboo: Split class into groups of four. Give one student a vocabulary word. The student has one minute to get their group to say the word by explaining what it means.
Reading: Progressive Movement Overview
Progressive Movement Summary
HW: Type up your reflection and post it to the Ning site.
Time: 1 hour
See Mean Matter Graphic Organizer
Reflect and Share Out
HW: Create rough draft, Study for Test
Warm Up: Questions?
Newspaper Template (PP)
HW: Blog reflection
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