Urban Politics: Machines and Reformers

This Urban Politics: Machines and Reformers lesson plan also includes:

What were political machines and whom did they serve? As part of a study of US immigration patterns and how these patterns influenced politics, groups investigate how Tammany Hall and other political machines gained support from voters.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the lesson and have class members complete the readings and worksheets out of class, saving class time for the discussions and the project
Classroom Considerations

  • The fourth in a series of six resources devoted to elections and politics
  • Although designed to be used with Prentice Hall's, America: Pathways to The Present, the activity may be used with any US history textbook
Pros

  • The 21-page packet includes the primary source documents, worksheets, and a glossary
Cons

  • No rubric is included for the campaign materials assignment
Common Core