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THE PROGRESSIVE ERA ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

 THIS LINK  WILL TAKE YOU TO A SITE THAT HAS ALL THE FACTS ON THE PROGRESSIVE ERA


FOR THE SECOND DRAFT OF THE WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT YOU CAN BLEND AND COMBINE THE WRITING SAMPLES FROM THE PAST HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS INTO YOUR TERM PAPER.  FOR EXAMPLE THE ASSIGNMENTS DEALING WITH "THE LETTERS BACK HOME" AND THE "INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER" ASSIGNMENT, YOU CAN INCLUDE THOSE WRITINGS AS A NARRATIVE OF THE EFFECTS OF THE EVENTS THAT WERE HAPPENING TO PEOPLE DURING THE PROGRESSIVE ERA.



REMEMBER OUR DISCUSSIONS ABOUT PLAGIARISM. TO HELP WITH CITING YOUR SOURCES YOU CAN USE THIS LINK:     REFERENCES AND SOURCE CITATIONS.



FOR STUDENTS WHO WOULD LIKE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON THE WRITING PROCESS YOU CAN USE THIS LINK:     HELP WITH THE WRITING PROCESS


                                          







                                                                                                                      
FUTURE ASSIGNMENTS
  1. Reread the chapter or sections on the immigration experience in your history textbook and search the American Memory collections for photographs to illustrate the narrative. Write a picture caption for each image you select or present your images as a picture essay.
  2. Create a collage of images and words from the collections to illustrate a theme in the American Memory collections such as patriotism, freedom, immigration, multiculturalism, or a related topic.
  3. Compile a picture book entitled "The Changing Face of America." Search for images of selected cities, towns, or streets at different periods of time in America's past. Be sure to write a caption identifying the setting (time and place in history) and significant visual clues the images provide about America's past.
  4. Imagine yourself as an investigative reporter. Search the collections to investigate and report on social and economic conditions in America at the turn of the century. Focus on living and working conditions for immigrant laborers. Select a historical photograph. Predict what will happen one minute, hour, or day after the photograph was taken. Cite reasons or evidence to support your predictions.
  5. Find two life histories that illustrate developing social roles relating to gender, race, life style, and technology. Create a chart or write a special feature for a history textbook to compare life "then" and "now."
  6. Choose a life history of a female leader or famous woman of special interest to you and continue the interview. Compile a list of questions that will elicit information you want to know about the subject and his or her experiences coming to and living in America.

Write a letter to a friend or relative back home from the point-of-view of an immigrant at the turn of the century. In your letter describe your journey over to America, your arrival at Ellis Island, and how you are adapting to life in your new country. When describe your life in America include what your living conditions are like along with what life in the factories are like.  Include in that letter your own hand made drawing of the voyage. Draw a picture of Ellis Island, describe what a day on the ship was like.  Use the videos on the SOCIAL STUDIES EXIT PROJECT PAGE TO HELP YOU WITH IMAGERY.  (IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO ANOTHER WRITING STYLE OF WRITING INSTEAD OF A LETTER THAT IS FINE).


Imagine yourself as an investigative reporter who is secretly working for the muckrackers.  View the videos dealing with the reformers. Focus on living and working conditions for immigrant and child laborers. You must also mention the corruption in the MEATPACKING INDUSTRY (REMEMBER THE BOOK THE JUNGLE). Write a newspaper article which includes pictures.
                            The article must be at least 5 paragraphs with supporting pictures.

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