This three part series on the Progressive Movement focuses on the causes, major reforms, leaders, and how it Transformed American Politics and Society.
This three part series on the Progressive Era focuses on the causes, major reforms, leaders, and how it Transformed American Politics and Society. It takes learners through the story of how industrialization and urbanization led to the Progressive Movement and the major transformations that took place at the time. The three story-lectures focus on the Triangle Factory Fire and the causes and early successes of the Progressive Era, Roosevelt’s presidency- progressive reforms, and how his camping trip with John Muir led to the conservation of America’s national treasures and parks, and lastly on the “Night of Terror” and the long fight for women’s suffrage. Each video has interactive note sheets, quick google form or PDF quizzes, and an extension lesson plan and activity that dive deeper into the story and history and develop historical thinking skills. Students do history-detective work, read primary sources and design a new logo for the National Park Service, and analyze political cartoons then send out fictional tweets on women’s suffrage. Students will be engaged, excited, and connecting the importance of history to their own lives!