Period 3 – U.S. History Lesson Plan (4-14-2015)

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 wrap up their understanding of the Women’s Suffrage movement and begin to analyze the African American reform efforts during this time period.

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)


W.E.B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey


Task #1 – Quick Quiz – “What was one pattern you saw emerging yesterday when we were looking at Women’s Suffrage on a global scale vs on a national scale?”

Task #2 –  We are going to finish Task #4 from yesterday.

– On a seperate sheet of paper try to determine the arguments FOR women to have the right to vote and the arguments AGAINST women having the right to vote during this time period. After this lets do a quick share out and then run through some notes to see how accurate you were.

Downloadable File -> Background on Woman Suffrage

Task #3 – Lets take a quick look at the story of Effie Hobby, a young girl who grew up during these turbulent times in U.S. History. After reading her story you are going to write a one paragraph response. The question for your response is in the downloadable file below. Random Fact = Effie Hobby pass away in 2006 at the age of 109.

Downloadable File -> Effie Hobby – Childhood Questions

Cumulative Student Response Results:

Downloadable PDF File -> U.S. History -1890s vs 2015

Task #4 – What does this political cartoon tell you about the temperance movement that is also going on?

Temperance Movement

Task #5 – With that done we can now go over this weekend’s homework of finding connections between the past problems of the progressive movement and today.

Downloadable File -> – Progressive Era Modern Day Connection Activity

During this time you will share out an issue you saw in the past and a connection you have seen with the present. We will chart out the connections on another piece of paper.

Task #6 – While women were fighting for equality at the same time African American reformers would begin their work fighting for equality as well.

Downloadable File ->African-Americans Reformers during the Gilded Age

On a seperate sheet of paper list the similarities and differences between the leaders of the African American Reform movment.

Supplementary Material:

An example of a literacy test can be done here online if you want to see what one was like. This example is from 1965. Sadly they didn’t change much since their conception in the 1800s.

Website -> 1965 Alabama Literacy Test

Student Survey

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