Progressive Era

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Progressive movement activists pushed for and achieved the establishment of Grand Canyon as a National Park. In this lesson students will analyze the legislative acts that created the national park system, make connections between the development of the park system and Progressive movement, and identify the impact of progressive activists such as John Muir in the establishment of Grand Canyon National Park.

 

Progressive Era Lesson Plan

Establishing National Parks in the Progressive Era Slide Show

National Parks in the Progressive Era Notes Worksheet

Anitquities Act of 1906

Organic Act of 1916

Primary Source Analysis Worksheet

Primary Source Analysis of the Antiquities Act Answer Key

Primary Source Analysis of the Organic Act Answer Key

Excerpt from John Muir's book Steep Trails