Progressive Era Documentaries

Sample Videos

Raymond Loewy by Ms. Tarr

Task:

Students will work in pairs to produce and present an informational video that will inform the class on one of the events from the Progressive Era.

Videos should be approximately 3 minutes in length, and include informational narration and images that will present the information in a concise and clear manner.

Students will have to become familiar with the Adobe Voice app on the iPads, research their topics, and write an original script.

Assessment:

Outline of topic from text - 15 points

Original script (2.5 minutes) - 50 points

Documentary completion and presentation - 100 points

Rubric

Procedure:

Outline readings that relate to your topic from the textbook. This will be the basis of your project and is key to developing your documentary. Continue research in the library with the sources below. Save information, images, etc. to your Google Drive and "share" to your partner. Write an original script that will be well-organized and identify pictures that will be used at each point in the script. Submit script for approval. Create your documentary using the Adobe Spark app on the iPad and "share" to publish. Equal Work! Equal Credit!

Topics with Page Numbers from Text:

  • Prohibition - (p.495, 614-615)
  • Henry Ford and the Assembly Line - (p.496-497)
  • Child Labor and Protecting Workers - (p.498-499)
  • Women in the Workforce - (p.501-502)
  • Women in Reform Leadership - (p.502-504)
  • Roosevelt and Protecting Citizens - (p.508-510)
  • Roosevelt and Civil Rights - (p.510-511)
  • Roosevelt and Federal Power - (p.506-508)
  • Taft Presidency - (p.512-513)
  • Election of 1912 - (p.514-515)
  • Progressivism Under Wilson - (p.516-517)
  • Wilson and Civil Rights - (p.520-521)
  • Reforming Elections and the 16th Amendment (p.500)
  • Theodore Roosevelt's Rise to Power (p.505-506)

Essential Questions and Concepts

  • Prohibition - Was Prohibition a success? Why or why not?
  • Henry Ford and the Assembly Line - How did Henry Ford revolutionize manufacturing?
  • Child Labor and Protecting Workers - How did labor fundamentally change during the Progressive Era?
  • Women in the Workforce - How did the role of women in labor transform during the Progressive Era?
  • Women in Reform Leadership - Describe and assess the strategies employed by women to gain voting rights.
  • Roosevelt and Protecting Citizens -
  • Roosevelt and Civil Rights - Assess Roosevelt's support of civil rights.
  • Roosevelt and Federal Power - How did Roosevelt expand the role of federal power?
  • Taft Presidency - Was Taft a supporter of progressive reforms? Why or why not?
  • Election of 1912 - How did turmoil within the Republican Party shape the outcome of the election?
  • Progressivism Under Wilson - Was Wilson a supporter of progressive reforms? Why or why not?
  • Wilson and Civil Rights - Assess Wilson's support of civil rights.
  • Reforming Elections and the 16th Amendment - How did elections change during the Progressive Era?
  • Theodore Roosevelt's Rise to Power - How did Roosevelt define the "Modern Presidency"?


Resources

Remember, all databases will send articles directly to your Google Drive!