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Progressive Era Newspaper Project


 You will be working with a partner to assume the role of a "muckraker" and will create a Progressive Era newspaper that deals with issues from that era.

Your paper will need to include the following:

3 Articles-2 news stories (reporting on events that actually happened)

1 editorial or interview- (this should be a call to action).  Your articles should be at least 2 paragraphs in length

At least 1 image relating to the articles or a political cartoon that relate to your articles

You must include a bibliography of the sources you used

You will be using a website that will have automatic newspaper formats to choose from and will be printing ONE copy to run in as a group

Create your newspaper here!



Topics and People to Research


  • Woman's suffrage
  • Reform in the workplace
  • Preserving natural resources
  • Treatment of African Americans
  • Child labor
  • Living conditions in tenements
  • Political Corruption (Political machines and Bossses)
  • Unsafe food production & products
  • Pollution and natural resources
  • Prohibition and Social Gospel Movement


  • Eugene V. Debbs
  • John Spargo
  • Lincoln Steffens
  • Jacob Riis
  • Jane Addams
  • Upton Sinclair
  • Carry A. Nation
  • Carry Chapman Catt
  • Alice Paul
  • Teddy Roosevelt
  • Robert La Follette
  • W.E.B. DeBoios
  • Booker T. Washington






NAACP (From Gale Virtual Library)

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Encyclopedia of Race and Racism - John H. Moore
ISBN: 9780028660202
Publication Date: 2007-11-12


Books from the SCHS Library - feel free to check them out!


SCHS Library Catalog ............................. Lone Star Library Catalog


Search the SCHS catalog for books by author, title, keyword, or series. Remember that you can borrow books from other Humble ISD libraries if we don't  have the title you need.  

Use the Virtual Library Search Widget below. SCHS ebooks will be helpful with historical topics, such as WWII.   These ebooks do not need to be checked out.  They are available to all students (24/7). 


Encyclopedia Britannica

Use this to get started - especially if you need overview information about your topic.


Try Facts on File "American History Online"

Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience. This is a good source for primary source material, as well as secondary sources.


American Women's History Online

Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women’s history in the United States.


African - American History Online

Features thousands of cross-referenced entries, covering the entire spectrum of African-American history over the past 500 years.


Student Resources in Context


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This is an academic search engine that will produce great results. You won't have to worry about bogus, biased, or unreliable information. 


Child Labor Resources from the Virtual Library

Check the article entitled "7 years of child labor reform" vol. 13.

ISBN: 9781414411170

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Primary Documents - Cynthia Rose (Editor)
ISBN: 9780787665876
Publication Date: 2003-12-05


Books from the Virtual Library

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American Literature in Historical Context 1870-1920 - Tom Quirk; Gary Scharnhorst
ISBN: 9780684314648
Publication Date: 2005-12-16


More Books from the Virtual Library

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U-X-L Encyclopedia of U. S. History
ISBN: 9781414432748
Publication Date: 2008-12-01


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