This Unit Activity will help you meet these educational goals:
Inquiry Skills—You will apply disciplinary concepts and tools, analyze societal issues, trends, and events, evaluate change and continuity over time, develop credible explanations of historical events and developments based on reasoned interpretation of evidence, gather evidence, evaluate and use evidence, develop explanations and make persuasive arguments in support of your conclusions, and communicate your conclusions.
21st Century Skills—You will employ online tools for research and analysis, apply creativity and innovation, use critical thinking and problem solving skills, communicate effectively, assess and validate information, carry out technology-assisted modeling, and independently raise questions and pursue leads.
In this Unit Activity, you will analyze a historical time period by building a timeline of certain events related to the Progressive Era. You will also enter notes into a table and create a presentation based on your timeline and the notes you took. These tasks will help you understand the importance of the historical context and chronological sequence of these events.
Directions and Analysis
Task 1: Organizing the Progressive Era
For this task, you will create a timeline to show the chronological sequence of events from the Progressive Era. The Progressive Era impacted and transformed the US social and political landscape. You will create a timeline in a presentation slideshow and submit that document to your teacher in the drop box.
a. For your presentation slideshow, create a simple timeline by drawing out a line and adding text boxes along the line. These boxes can be staggered above and below the line. Your timeline should start in 1900 and end in 1920. Model yours after the example shown below:
b. Using the timeline you created,