Gilded Age and the Progressive Era
October 26, 2018
The Bill of Rights Institute is hosting a free one-day workshop entitled The Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
At this one-day seminar, you will discover resources to help engage your students in examining how the United States adapted to the rapid technological, social, economic, and political changes that occurred in the decades after the Civil War. The resources presented investigate the growth in the role of the federal government and the degree to which that growth reflected constitutional principles such as limited government, justice, equality, federalism and inalienable rights.The curriculum guide includes graphic organizers, original background essays, and a glossary to help students understand the historical context and underlying principles that have animated this dynamic period of American history.
We will provide you with easy-to-implement resources to bring these concepts alive as well as provide new methods to teach these topics to your students.
This workshop is best suited for high school U.S. History and Government teachers.
Program Location: Hilton Garden Inn | 100 Boardman Street Boston, MA 02128. Click here for directions.
The workshop begins at 8:00 A.M. with registration and breakfast, and concludes at 3:00 P.M.
Teachers should dress in business casual for the day.
- Use student-friendly activities to analyze primary sources.
- Evaluate the period’s controversies related to government power, economic regulation, and justice for minorities that are still relevant today.
- Explore our brand-new classroom resources, The Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
- Discuss primary source documents and historically-based, expert methods to address these topics.
- Receive classroom-friendly teaching materials to make these complex concepts come alive for students.
- Engage in analysis of these topics with a constitutional scholar.
- Be awarded a professional development certificate for 6 seat hours.
Questions? Please contact Laura Vlk at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-347-5017.
This workshop is made possible by the generous support of the Filene Foundation.