Period 3 – U.S. History Lesson Plan (4-8-2015)

U.S. History Header 2Unit:

Unit #1 – A Nation is Born / Unit #2 – Imperialism and Progressivism

Chapter #3 – The Birth of Modern America (1877 – 1900)

Section #3 – Immigration/Urbanization

Section #4 – Early Reforms in a Gilded Age

Chapter #5 – The Progressive Movement

Section #1 – The Roots of Progressivism

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will be able to examine the changing patterns of immigration from the 19th through the 20th centuries,  consider the challenges and contributions of immigrants, and analyze the “push” and “pull” influences of immigration (i.e. economic factors, advertising, political oppression, belief in social mobility) to 80% in 3 of 4 trials.

Today’s Objective:

Students will know how the policies of Presidents Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson similar and different. Student success will be measured by work completed today that will be graded using a standard scale.

Behavioral Norms (Student Developed):

1.  “Only one person talks at a time” – Noah  (23 votes – approved)

2. “Respect others opinions/ideas” – Rob (31 votes – approved)

3. “Stay on task” – Andrea ( 27 votes – approved)


Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, William Howard Taft, 17th Amendment, progressive (graduated) income tax, Federal Reserve Act, Pure Food & Drug Act, Meat Inspection Act, direct primary election, initiative, referendum, recall election


Task #1 – Quick quiz on material from reading last night.

Downloadable Version -> U.S. History Quick Quiz – (4-8-2015)

Task #2 – As a class lets quickly run through the information last night that you outlined.

Downloadable Reading -> Progressive Presidents Reading (CLICK HERE FOR WEB BASED READING)

Downloadable Outline Example -> Progressive Presidents Outline

Task #3 – Now you will create a quick venn diagram to analyze the similarities and differences between the following presidents: Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson.

Downloadable File ->Venn Diagram Exercise – The Progressive Presidents Venn Outline

Downloadable File ->Venn Diagram Exercise – List of Items Comparing The Progressive Presidents

Task #4 – Now we will look at some political cartoons from the Election of 1912.

Downloadable File -> Elections of 1912 Cartoons

Directions: As we look at the cartoons do two things. #1 – Describe cartoon #2 – Briefly explain cartoon. After we have looked at all the cartoons I want you to write an quick paragraph explaining who won the election of 1912 and why.

Special Note 

I want to thank the following students for doing their outline homework last night and doing it to the best of their abilities:

John V.  Marc M.  Andy X.  Oshanay R.  Alicia K.  Andrea B.  Mellisa C.  Brenda N.  Mary V.  Kimmy H.  Jasmine S.  Tyler E.  MacLean V.

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