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
YOU MAY NOT CREATE YOUR NEWSPAPER UNTIL YOUR ROUGH DRAFTS HAVE BEEN CHECKED BY ME ________________
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)
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).
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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Academic Search Engine
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.