Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson explores state and national politics, and constitutional principles, during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Students will explore the issues that dominated politics and the various reform movements that took shape during this period through a historical narrative, primary sources, and student activities. Students will better understand the role of government in American society and the economy in history and today.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Checks and Balances; Due Process; Equality; Federalism;Freedom of contract; Freedom of speech, press, & assembly; Inalienable Rights; Limited Government; Private property; Rule of Law; Separation of powers Constitution; Personal Liberty; Bill of Rights. Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.4.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how the U.S. Constitution establishes a system of government that has powers, responsibilities, and limits that have changed over time and that are still contested.

D2.Civ.14.K-2: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Describe how people have tried to improve their communities over time.

D2.Civ.12.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how rules and laws change society and how people change rules and laws.

D2.Civ.14.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Analyze historical, contemporary, and emerging means of changing societies, promoting the common good, and protecting rights.

D2.His.1.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Evaluate how historical events and developments were shaped by unique circumstances of time and place as well as broader historical contexts.
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