Subject Area(s): History 1877 - Present

Grade Level(s): 7

Format of Library of Congress media: Documents, Images

Best Instructional Practices


USII.1 - The student will demonstrate skills for historical and geographical analysis, including the ability to
a) analyze and interpret primary and secondary source documents to increase understanding of events and life in United States history from 1877 to the present;

USII.3 - The student will demonstrate knowledge of how life changed after the Civil War by:
e) describing the impact of the Progressive Movement on child labor, working conditions, the rise of organized labor, women's suffrage, and the temperance movement.

USII.4 - The student will demonstrate knowledge of the changing role of the United States from the late nineteenth century through World War I by
b) explaining the reasons for the United States' involvement in World War I and its leadership role at the conclusion of the war.


1-2 50 minute class periods

Lesson Summary

As a result of this lesson, students will know:

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All of the materials used in this lesson plan are available for downloading as PDF Files and PowerPoint files, as appropriate. PDF Files can be viewed with the free Adobe Reader.

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