Period 3 – U.S. History Lesson Plan (4-16-2015)

U.S. History Header 2Unit:

Unit #2 – Imperialism and Progressivism

Chapter 6 – World War I & its Aftermath

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

Students will be able to identify the causes of the Great War, its affect on American Society, and its impact on international alliances to 80% accuracy in 3 of 4 trials.

Today’s Objective:

Identifying with the literary intelligence of the men and women who fought in this war.

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)


Click HERE to be taken to a list of commonly used vocabulary words for this unit.


Teacher’s Note – Today I will be with the other U.S. History teachers in Academic Conferences up in “A” building.

Lesson Plan – We just finished looking at the causes of World War I. In this unit poetry and excerpts from writings that soldiers did play a large role. I want you to do an activity today that will help you understand how much of a feat these writings were for a soldier.

Today while I am gone I want you to write a poem in any style you can or a rap about the Progressive Era addressing a minimum of two of the following aspects

  • Progressive presidents (Taft, Roosevelt, Wilson)
  • African American Civil Rights Leaders (Washington, Du Bois, Garvey)
  • The Women’s Suffrage Movement
  • Common problems from the Progressive Era
  • Reforms created to address the problems of the Progressive Era.


Progressive Era Online Exam

This exam is 40 questions long and closes Sunday the 19th at midnight. It begins easy with true/ false then switches to multiple choice, progressive presidential character identification, and lastly short answer. Make sure you do not begin unless you intend to finish because you can not come back in to start the test. When you are ready go to and type in your real full name. Type in “A89559B4″ when it asks for the room number.

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