This assessment will help you strengthen your research skills while demonstrating what you have learned so far about the Progressive era. The activity has several steps, so pay close attention to instructions and make sure that you are completing each step before moving on to the next one.
Progressivism research exercise:
Women's suffrage activists picketing the White House, 1918.
Evaluating The Jungle discussion
“The Women’s Era” (1890-1920)
Homework: Assignment #604
Left: Cutting up hogs in Swift & Co.'s Packing House, c. 1905, Library of Congress. Right: Original edition of Upton Sinclair, The Jungle. New York: The Jungle Publishing Co., 1906.
On the board, use the following chart to brainstorm the causes that progressives supported, disagreed upon, and opposed.
The Jungle, today: a clip from Food, Inc. (2008)
(For reference, you can watch the entire documentary on Netflix here or find it at the library: 338.4766 F73)
Discussion on Upton Sinclair, The Jungle (1905)
In the following discussion, my primary role will be to chart your discussion. I will ask the first question and intervene only rarely after that. The discussion will be graded 6 points for the quality of your individual contributions and another 6 points for the quality of the class's discussion as a whole. For the individual components, I will be recording instances where students . . .
Questions to guide your discussion:
Homework: Assignment #603
Connecticut suffrage activists. Connecticut State Library.
Your inferences: "What is progressivism?"
Homework: Assignment #602