Day 6 - discuss the platform
and the Election of 1912
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Teaching With Documents
Lesson Plan from the
We went through our assigned reading The
Progressive Party Platform (1912) and marked next to
each item or idea which of the five historical people would
have approved of that item.They took notes on this and turned
in the marked reading for credit.
Part of my original plan was to ask, "What were the
demands of the Progressive Party?" Make list on board.
Then add "What should they also have added?"
I intended to keep this class-generated list for future
reference when doing the New Deal and the Great Society.
Once again, this activity took longer than I had anticipated.
The students could maintain their attention span while we
discussed that platform but seemed too tired to generate
the creative solutions to society's ills which I had hoped
they would. As a result, we did not generate an improvements