- How do the historic events of the United States shape our
- What might work and society look like today without the
ideas and movements of the Progressive Era?
Task I: Time line Specifics
for this UnitPlace on your time line for the years 1890-1928 these events:
||Ten major domestic developments, such as
Prohibition, women=s right to vote, major acts passed by Congress,
||Three revolutions and major wars|
||Events that fit the theme you selected at the
beginning of this course|
Task II: Research
DiagramCreate a Venn diagram that includes four circles, rather than the
traditional two. Each circle will represent one of the following
Use words, symbols, pictures or a
combination of words, symbols and pictures to answer the following questions
about each philosophy. Place the ideas that are the same for all four
philosophies in the sections of the diagram that overlap.
Make a 5-10 minute presentation to your instructor that
interprets and explains your diagram.
- Explain the essence of each philosophy.
What does each mean?
- What were the main values of each
philosophy during this time period?
- What changes did each movement hope to
- What changes did the movement actually
- To what types of people (class, occupation,
etc.) did each philosophy appeal?
Task III: Progress
Select one of the following areas to
Discover the answers to these
||Food regulation and production (such as migrant
labor, use of foreign labor and facilities, meat processing plants, fast
- What were the regulations and/or work
conditions in this area before the Progressive Era?
- What are the regulations and/or work
conditions in this area now?
- How have the regulations and/or conditions
changed? What caused the changes?
- Why are so many US manufacturers today
using foreign laborers and facilities?
Editorial Reading and
AnalysisFind 4 editorials on a topic of
interest to you. Make a copy of each editorial to work with. Complete the
Find 2 political cartoons that address the same topic
as 2 of the editorials you used for this activity. The Internet, news magazines
and newspapers are all good sources.
- Highlight the main point, or thesis, of each editorial.
With a different color, highlight each of the supporting points.
- Compare the patterns of the editorials. Is each main
point in the same place in the editorial (such as in the first paragraph or
the last paragraph?)? Which pattern seems most effective to you? Why?
- Circle any phrases or words that are particularly
powerful or create strong visual images.
- Draw a star at the top of the editorial that seems to be
the most effective and convincing. How did the author convince you?
- Briefly explain the point each cartoonist is trying to
- Is each cartoon effective? Why or why not?
Editorial Column WritingNow,
use your research to write two editorial columns that deal with this
current regulations and work conditions. Write one from the viewpoint of
someone who is employed as a common laborer in the area you researched. Write
the second column from the viewpoint of someone who is an owner in this area.
Each editorial should be at least 500 words. Readers should not be able
to tell which opinion is closest to yours.
Assessment: Writing Scoring Guide; columns
will be scored for:
Political CartoonsPolitical cartoons became quite popular during the
Progressive Era. Find political cartoons topic from the Progressive Era and from
current publications that represent national thought on your selected topic. Use
the cartoons to support your writing. If you prefer, you may create your own
political cartoons to support your writing. Use at least one cartoon to support
each view you present. Assessment: See Scoring Guide
VisitVisit one of
the following Tillamook sites:
Look at exhibits at this site and answer these
||Latimer Quilt and Textile Center|
||Tillamook County Creamery|
- How does the layout enhance or detract from the content
of the display?
- What is the relationship between text and
- In what ways does color or lack of color affect the
- How does the sequencing and organization of information
help the viewer interpret the display?
- Read the labels. What is the average word length of each
- Do you see any convention errors? If so,
- How do these errors affect your response to the