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Social Reform Movements

Social Reform Movements


10.3 Students will be able to examine how technological changes from the U.S. industrial revolution brought about social reform.

Why do you think it takes so long to create positive changes in society ?

At the end of the lesson students should be able to answer the big question by writing a short essay response.  

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Rock in the classroom

This is a cute song that ties with the lesson

Source: Appell, J. (2011, October 9). Rock In The Classroom / Progressive Era Song. Retrieved February 21, 2015, from

Social reform movements

This id a helpful diagram

This should help put the time frame for the reform movements in perspective.


Source: Jackson, B. (n.d.). History of Labor Unions. Retrieved February 26, 2015, from