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?

 

Vocabulary

  1. Reform
  2. Social progress
  3. Nativism
  4. The Jungle
  5. Conserve
  6. Political machines
  7. Muckrakers
  8. Prohibition
  9. Social Gospel
  10. Industry

 

Assessment: Newspaper Tabloid

 

Day 1

Time: 1.5 hours

Objective:

  • Understand the meaning of social progress
  • Research social goals of the Progressives

Assessment

  • Graphic Organizer
  • Discussion

 

Activity

Min.

Materials

Grouping

Warm Up: What problems do you see in your community?  Why do you think they exist?

10

 

Individual

Song Clip:

  • Play song for students.
  • Have students highlight or underline problems that the song identifies and what problems society still encounters today

10

The Future of America Lyrics and Track

Individual

Discuss:

  • What problems are reflected in this song?
  • What problems does society still encounter today?

10

 

Whole Class

Vocabulary

Read each word and sentence. 

Draw a picture for each concept. 

15

Vocabulary  

Pairs

Assessment:

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.

 

15

Vocabulary words

 

Timer

Whole Class

Reading: Progressive Movement Overview

Visit

http://www.nps.gov/archive/elro/glossary/progressive-era.htm

10

Internet

Pairs

Assessment

10

Progressive Movement Summary

Whole Class

3-2-1 Reflection

 

10

Sample

Pairs

HW: Type up your reflection and post it to the Ning site.  

 

 

 

Ning

 

 

Day 2

Time: 1 hour

Objective:

  • Investigate impact of Progressive Movement

Assessment

  • Quiz
  • Graphic Organizer
  • Discussion

 

Activity

Min.

Materials

Grouping

Warm Up:

  1. What was the Progressive Movement?  (5W’s, H)
  2. What problems did Progressives see in their community? 

10

 

Individual

Practice Quiz

10

Quiz

Quiz Star

Individual

Gallery Walk

20

PP

See Mean Matter Graphic Organizer

Pairs

Reflect and Share Out

10

 

Whole Class

Model Assessment

10

Student Samples

Rubric

Individual

HW: Create rough draft, Study for Test

 

Tabloid Template

 

 

Day 3

Time: 1.5 hours

Objective:

  • State opinion about social reforms in the 19th Century

Assessment

  • Graphic Organizer
  • Discussion
  • Essential Question: Were the social reforms of the 19th Century successful?

 

Activity

Min.

Materials

Grouping

Warm Up: Questions?

10

 

Individual

Final Quiz

10

Quiz Star

Individual

Production

50

Newspaper Template (PP)  

Pairs

Exhibition

20

 

 

HW: Blog reflection

 

Ning

 

 

 

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