Lesson Plan

Progessivism

Students will investigate Progressiveness as a social movement theme throughout American History
Lauren S.
Social Studies teachers, 7-12
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
Objectives

Students will be able to...

1) Define Progress, Progressivism, 13th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 21st Amendments, Square Deal, Upton Sinclair, The Jungle, Meat Inspection Act, Pure Food and Drug Act, Children’s Bureau, MLK Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech (and various vocabulary words from the chapter)

2) Analyze, describe, and evaluate primary resources that can illistrate various social movements throughout American history

3) Investigate and explain why people attempt to influence others to support their social movement and decide whether social movements are positive or negative for a society 

4) Create a student- based social movements; create commercials, fliers, advertisments, etc to showcase thier ideology, cause, and social movement for postiive change to better understand the time and energy it takes to produce change.

Subjects
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 9 - 12
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Activity: Conversing

American Rhetoric: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm

MLK "I Have A Dream" speech

Student Instructions

Students will listen and answer these guiding questions as they go:

ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS in your notes:
–a.    What kind of orator is Dr. King? Describe how he speaks, is he influential/ motivational and how so?
–b.    What was Dr. King talking about? Give examples
–c.     What is his “dream”?
–d.     Describe this quote in your own words while we following along on the speech: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
 

2 Hook continued

Activity: Investigating

Play the video on The Jungle: Progressive Changes made to the meat packing industry

•Answer these questions in your notes as we watch the video:
–What did Sinclair hope to achieve by writing this novel?
–How did he prepare to write the novel?
–What was the outcome?
 

Student Instructions

•Answer these questions in your notes as we watch the video:
–What did Sinclair hope to achieve by writing this novel?
–How did he prepare to write the novel?
–What was the outcome?

 

Then have students complete this closing activity comparing and contrasting the two "social movements" and thier primary resources:

•Define these words in your notes:
–Social movement
–Ideology
–Cause•

Closure:
–After defining the above words, use them to describe The Jungle and “I Have a Dream” Speech (make 3 bullets for each)
–Then, describe what was similar and what was different between The Jungle and the “I Have a Dream” Speech?
 

3 Guided Practice: small group analysis

Activity: Reading

Warm up: analyze “the water’s fine” and “outrage” as a class together on PPT and discuss who would oppose these documents and those who would agree with them

Activity: handout group analysis’ worksheets and allow students to work in groups to analyze a combination of primary resources from various progressive movements; I pull ideas from suffrage, abolishion, and temperance.

Student Instructions

group analysis worksheets of various primary resources of progressive movements throughout american history.

4 Independent Practice

ThingLink
Free, Paid
PowToon
Free, Paid
Padlet
Free, Paid
Google Drive
Free, Paid
Weebly
Free, Paid
iMovie
$4.99

Students will be constructing their own progressive campaign to combat a social issue in today’s culture.  You and your group mates will be responsible to create a one page, double spaced “purpose statement” including, but not limited to: Statement explaining your social progressive movement, Explanation of why this change is important and will lead to the betterment of society, Facts and figures to give reasoning and relevance to your claims, Plan of Action describing, in detail, how you and your group members will gain public attention (media, ads, speeches, articles, artwork, etc…)

You will also produce and create THREE advertisements to be disseminated for your social movement (use of ThingLink, Padlet, PowToon, Facebook page, Twitter account, Google Sites, Weebly, QR codes with a flier; all to be used with positive posts etc…) Lastly, you will prepare a professional presentation for your classmates.

Student Instructions

[Text Box: Names of Group members: Social Movement: _____________________________________________]     Let’s Make some PROGRESS!

Guidelines:

Before beginning, you must complete the Brainstorming Worksheet entitled “Create Your Own Social Movement” to obtain Ms. Shaheen’s approval of your movement.
Must write a one page, double spaced “purpose statement” including, but not limited to:

Statement explaining your social progressive movement
Explanation of why this change is important and will lead to the betterment of society
Facts and figures to give reasoning and relevance to your claims
Plan of Action describing, in detail, how you and your group members will gain public attention (media, ads, speeches, articles, artwork, etc…)

Must produce and create THREE advertisements to be disseminated for your social movement
At least TWO advertisements must be technology based (use of ThingLink, Padlet, PowToon, Facebook page, Twitter account with positive posts etc…)
Prepare a professional presentation for your classmates: present your advertisements and explain your purpose statement (you are NOT permitted to read from your notes or written purpose statement)

[Text Box: Checklist: ü Purpose Statement (one page) ü Three complete advertisements (variation of technology and paper based) ü Prepared Professional Presentation]  

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements for technology based options:

Facebook page option:

Create a FULLY FUNCTIONING Facebook page that can easily broadcast information.
Must get 30 people to “like” or “follow” your page
Must have 5 or more postings and information about your social movement that you want to change:

Include websites you created, URL’s that are inexistence, additional information etc…

Twitter option:

Create a FULLY FUNCTIONING Twitter account that can easily broadcast information.
Must get 30 people to “follow”
Must have 5 or more postings and information about your social movement that you want to change:

Include websites you created, URL’s that are inexistence, additional information etc…

Create your OWN WEBSITE!!!! (this could be something you link to your Facebook, Twitter, or ThingLink)

How to create:

 Go to your Google.com account
Click on the 9 little squares button at the top right
Click on more
Click on even more from Google
Scroll down to sites and create your site!!

Make the site visually pleasing
Have at least three tabs of information

PowToon Option:

One minute in length
Use of transitions, characters, animations
MUST have sound (either downloaded music or embedded songs)
Facts, quotes, information that is PERSUASIVE to the viewer

ThingLink Option:

Create an image (picture, drawing, etc…)
Link 5 different ideas to this image such as URL’s, videos, added information

This should be exciting and inventive and grab the viewers’ attention

 

NON-Technology based options:

Flyers
Buttons
Brochures
Posters
Letter you WILL mail to your local Congressman/woman
School announcement
Article that you WILL send into the MP Journal for publication

 

*** You are NOT limited to these options… please see me to present other ideas***

[Text Box: 100 possible points **** 10 bonus points to any group that creates 3 technology AD’s AND sends a letter/article to a Congressman/woman or Newspaper ****]

 

 

 

 

 

5 Closure

Activity: Assessing

Closure: Answer this questions below: “Are social movements positive or negative for a society?” 

    -3-5 paragraphs (cohesive)
   - proper grammar, spelling, sentence/paragraph structure
    -include evidence from at least two of the social movements studied (Temperance, Suffrage, Abolition)
   - include supporting reasons from both perspectives for each movement (this will demonstrate the possibility for both answers to be given, depending upon a person’s ideology)