ELED 3300 Lesson Plan
J. Scott Bennett
United States History 5th Grade
TLW draw a timeline demonstrating the order and main events in American
History, Era 7-“The Emergence of Modern America.”
TLW explain one of the important developments of the “Progressive Era” in
one of the areas of economy, technology, or ecological disasters.
TLW choose one of the persons or events listed at the end of this lesson plan
and research via the internet or encyclopedia, and write a one page report to
share with the class on a subsequent day.
TN Curriculum Standards (Social Studies) 5.505a; 5.5.06 a,c; 5.5.07a,b,d)
TTW bring out a bag with some of the following items, Teddy Bear, Bubble
Gum (enough for class), Oreo Cookies, Boy Scout patch, Clock, or other first
from the progressive ear, and ask what they all have in common.
TTW explain that these were some of the innovations that came to us from the
TTW ascertain if the class has read the chapter on the Progressive Period (Era
7) in the text.
TTW ask questions regarding some of the key events, persons, and concepts
during the time period.
TTW lead class in a discussion of some of the important ideas from the
TTW draw a timeline (modeled by teacher) depicting at least 2 major events
from each of the three decades.
TTW give handouts regarding the report to each student and explain that it will
be an “in class” and homework assignment.
TTW allow the students to go in groups to the computers to explore the
interactive PowerPoint on the era.
TLW view/explore the PowerPoint and get ideas for their writing project.
TTW assess students’ initial understanding via observation and discussion of
TTW will take up “timelines” from students to assess their participation and
understanding of the order of events.
TTW circulate during the presentations to answer questions and evaluate if
the students are actively ch