Introduction to Progressivism – Digital / Print – Google / Pear Deck Compatible


This lesson is an INTRODUCTION to the Progressive Era. It explores how Industrial Era issues paved the way for the Progressive era through a re-examination of Industrialization problems. Students will study the persistence of these issues, learn about Progressive movement participants, Progressive presidents, and even take a quiz on Teddy Roosevelt. Geared towards students new to the Progressive Era, it establishes an understanding of Progressivism before diving into leaders and ideals.

Pages: 7 pages (with key) + 25 slides

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This lesson is meant to serve as an INTRODUCTION (not an overview) to the Progressive Era. Students will learn about how the issues of the Industrial Era led to the Progressive era by re-examining the issues of Industrialization. They will examine the longevity of those issues and then learn about the types of people who joined the Progressive movement and the Progressive presidents. There’s also a fun quiz about Teddy Roosevelt. This lesson was written for students who have never studied the Progressive Era previously, and who need a  discussion about what Progressivism was about before delving into the specific leaders or ideals. You can view more in the downloadable preview here –  Introduction to the Progressive Era.

Included in this resource:

  • A handout for students – Google Slides version (editable), PowerPoint (editable), and a PDF version with corresponding presentation
  • A digital version of the lesson for Google Slides (also Pear Deck compatible) and a PowerPoint version
  • A lesson plan for implementation

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