Populists and Progressives
Students study the Gilded Age in American History. They present a speech demonstrating knowledge of the platforms of the Progressives and Populists.
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Political Parties Rest in Peace
Before Democrats and Republicans, there were Whigs, Dixiecrats, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, Populists, Prohibitionists, Progressives, and the list goes on. Your young historians will discover the evolution of political parties in...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Progressive Movement in Nebraska and the United States
Students interact with the whole progressive movement and its impact on the U.S. They list the goals of the movement. In addition, they organize primary resources and interpret political cartoons. Each student shares one of their...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Development of American Political Parties: The Two-Party System
Was American politics always bound to the two-party system? Learn how the two-party system developed, why third parties tend not to do so well, and all the various political parties that have emerged throughout US history. Each party is...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Gilded Age Politics
Discover the incredible degree of corruption that existed in urban political machines during the late nineteenth century. This video offers a great review of the workings of Tammany Hall and major scandals of the Credit Mobilier and the...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Gilded Age & the Progressive Era (1877–1917)
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about the Gilded Age and Progressive Era in the United States. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Hindsight is 20/20: Populists Advise Progressives
Students role play as Populist leaders and "advise" a group of newly founded Progressives about one of a specific list of topics. Then the Progressive personas speak about the success of their own reform efforts over the past decade.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History