Progressive Era: Vocabulary


US History (11th) Progressive Era Progressive Era: Vocabulary
Students engage with key vocabulary related to the Progressive Era in U.S. history. The experience can be used as an introduction or a review at the end of the unit.

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This experience engages students with key vocabulary related to the Progressive Era in U.S. history. The experience can be used as an introduction or a review at the end of the unit.

If you want to assign it as self-paced work, unlock the gate at the end of each scene before students begin the experience.


In this unit you will learn about the Progressive Era of the early 20th century. In this experience, you will learn some of the vocabulary used in the unit.




Progressive Era Political Cartoon


First, try to determine what the Progressive Era may be about. The name is based on the word progress. Write a definition of progress in your own words. If necessary, use a dictionary for reference.





Discuss the definitions posted by students and develop a classwide definition of progress.


Now make a prediction about some of the characteristics of the Progressive Era, based on its name.

Post your answer

Accept any reasonable predictions, since students haven’t yet been introduced to the topic. If you are using this experience as a review, have them summarize the characteristics.

If students are working through the experience as a class, you may give them a broad overview/summary: The Progressive Era was marked by reform and non-government movements for social and political change in areas such as child labor, women’s suffrage, education and prison reform, and rights for the disabled and mentally ill.


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