Everything Progressive Era! 8-10 days of lesson plans, covering muckrackers, Progressive reformers like Jacob Riis and Jane Addams, the woman's suffrage movement, the Progressive Presidents (Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson), the Election of 1912, and the civil rights leaders Booker T.
York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory burst into flames, killing 146 workers and changing the way America viewed its laborers. In the months after the blaze, dozens of workplace regulations were passed, helping to make factories much safer.
"Stations are great to keep students actively in engaged." Says one teacher whose class used these muckraker activities as part of their study of the Progressive Era. Love to take on the role of investigative reporter.
Quick minute activity for the Progressive Era. A set of readings and a graphic organizer on some of the leading "muckrakers," along with a primary source excerpt from Upton Sinclair's The Jungle-a big hit with the high school set. Answer key is included!