Students will use major events during the late 19th century to decide what a presidential candidate’s platform should be in order to improve the country at that time.
Given background information, students will be able to identify economic, social, and political issues surrounding the Gilded Age. Students will identify significant historical figures associated with the Gilded Age.
Given background information, students will identify the social and economic impact of World War II on the American home front, such as the Great Depression, rationing, and increased opportunity for women and minority employment.
After analyzing primary and secondary resources about the child labor, the students should be able to draw conclusions about the need to reform child labor practices.
Students will describe how Upton Sinclair's The Jungle reflected issues of the Progressive Era.