Menu
The Progressive Movement

Topics [BIG IDEAS]:

Why did so many citizens call for reforms?

What types of changes did the progressives fight for?

What were the policies and achievements of the Roosevelt & Taft presidencies?

Which of the reforms can you see in today’s society?

Concepts the Students Will Acquire:

Progressives tried to solve the social problems that arose as the United States became an urban industrialized nation.

Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft worked to improve labor conditions, control big business, and support conservation.

The Age of Reform: Progressivism and the New Deal, 1900-1940

USII.8 Analyze the origins of Progressivism and important Progressive leaders, and summarize the major accomplishments of Progressivism. (H, E)

People: Jane Addams, President Theodore Roosevelt, Upton Sinclair, President Woodrow Wilson [mod]

Policies: bans against child labor, the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890), the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906), the Meat Packing Act (1906), the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 [mod]

Seminal Primary Documents: Theodore Roosevelt, “The New Nationalism,” speech (1910).

Common Core Standards in WHS Curriculum

Key Ideas & Details:

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source.[mod]

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text,             including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively,& causally).

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

Interpret timelines that show how events are related to one another. [mod] (H)

Interpret and construct charts and graphs that show quantitative information.(H,C,E)

Identify cause and effect relationships. [mod] (H, C, E)

Distinguish intended from unintended consequences. (H, E, C)

Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:

Use Content Reading Strategies to access grade level textbooks. [mod]

W.1 Write arguments with History/Social Studies specific content: claim, counterclaims, reasons and evidence.

Define the following (WORD WALL) terms:  muckraker, progressivism, initiative, referendum, suffrage, Prohibition, income tax, regulate, environmental