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Why is the Reform Movement important to kids today? Examine the Reform Movement through a new lens – the Levers of Power. Allow students to explore how people in the past were able to use their resources to create change in America.

In this resource, students will learn about the different Reform Movements, summarize their learning in Doodle Notes, analyze each movement for it’s impact and discuss critical thinking questions. Wrap up the lesson by encouraging students to create an action plan for change in their community.

You will receive:

– A handout with specific teacher directions – how to set up your room, direct your students, etc.

– Doodle Notes to summarize information,

– A reading introducing the Reform Movement

– Readings for each of the topics – these are short “chunked” reading selections or key quotes to help your students understand each topic

– Additional primary source images, quotes and video clip links for these Reform Movements –

– Temperance, Women’s Rights, Abolitionism, Labor Reform, Prison Reform, Education, and Care of the Disabled Video clips and songs are accessed by QR Codes.

– An Action Plan – for students to focus their own plan for community change

– Word Wall terms to post during the activity.

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