Who Were The Progressives?


Who Were The Progressives?

Purpose

This lab will serve as an introduction to the Progressive Era as students explore what were some of the main areas of concerns for Progressive reformers.

Expected duration: 2 days (could possibly done in 1 day)


 

TEKS

U.S. 2 (B) identify the major eras in U.S. history from 1877 to the present and describe their defining characteristics.

U.S. 26 (A) explain actions taken by people to expand economic opportunities and political rights, including those for racial, ethnic, and religious minorities as well as women, in American society.


 

Materials

  1. Documents 2-10 run off on cardstock and laminated
  2. Chart paper
  3. Document Analysis Paper 1
  4. Document Analysis Paper 2
  5. Markers
  6. Painters tape or magnets (if you have magnetic white board)

Resources

Hassman, Carl. The Crusaders. 21 Feb. 1906. Lib. of Cong. Library of Congress. Web. 26 June 2014. <http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2011645818/>.

Hines, Lewis Wickes. Boy working at double circular saw. Oct. 1908. Lib.of Cong. Library of Congress. Web. 26 June 2014. <http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/nclc.04469/>.

Ketten, Maurice. An Awful Case of June Odors. 9 June 1906. Lib. of Cong. Library of Congress. Web. 26 June 2014. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030193/1906-06-09/ed-1/seq-3/>.

La Follette, Robert. “Progressive Reforms Affected Cities in Many Ways.” Library of Congress. Lib. of Cong., n.d. Web. 26 June 2014. http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/progress/cities/reforms.html

Lesh, Bruce A. “Why Won’t You Just Tell Us the Answers?” Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12. Portland: Stenhouse, 2011. Print.

Roosevelt, Theodore, and The National Conservation Committee. “Report of the National Conservation Committee.” Feb. 1909. Lib. of Cong. Library of Congress. Web. 26 June 2014. <http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=amrvg&fileName=vg38/amrvgvg38.db&recNum=6&itemLink=r?ammem/consrv:@field(DOCID+@lit(amrvgvg3>.

Sinclair, Upton. “Horrors of the Cells in Police Stations.” 9 June 1906. Lib. of Cong. Library of Congress. Web. 26 June 2014. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030193/1906-06-09/ed-1/seq-3/>.

– – -. The Jungle. 1906. Lib. of Cong. Library of Congress. Web. 26 June 2014. <http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/books-that-shaped-america/1900-to-1950.html>.

Sutherland, B.M. Ellen. “The Factory Children’s Prayer.” 1884. Lib. of Cong. Library of Congress. Web. 26 June 2014. <http://www.loc.gov/resource/sm1884.17213.0&>.

Tarbell, Ida M. “The History of Standard Oil.” Lulu. Lulu Marketplace, 21 May 2007. Web. 26 June 2014. <http://www.lulu.com/shop/ida-m-tarbell/the-history-of-standard-oil-company/ebook/product-1043373.html>.

Wells-Barnett, Ida B. “A Red Record: Lynchings in the United States.” 1892. Lib. of Cong. Library of Congress. Web. 26 June 2014. <http://www.loc.gov/resource/mfd.40021/#seq-1>.

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Guiding Questions


Based on your knowledge of the problems in the Gilded Age, what do you think the Progressives will try to change?