Prohibition

Progressive Era reform was intended to build a better society. In this lesson, students will explore what prohibition is, how it came about and the reason why some people agree/disagree with prohibition.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
5.40
Analyze the major goals, struggles, and achievements of the Progressive Era, including attacking racial discrimination, child labor, big business, conservation, and...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.2
Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
SPI 0501.1.15
Recognize and use grade appropriate vocabulary within context.
SPI 0501.3.10
Select appropriate time-order or transitional words/phrases to enhance the flow of a writing sample.
SPI 0501.5.1
Locate information to support opinions, predictions, and conclusions.
SPI 0501.5.6
Make inferences and draw appropriate conclusions from text.
SPI 0501.7.2
Determine the main idea in a visual image.
TSS.ELA.5.RI.KID.1
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
TSS.ELA.5.RL.KID.1
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
TSS.ELA.5.SL.CC.2
Summarize a text presented in diverse media such as visual, quantitative, and oral formats.
 
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Learning objectives: 

In the course of the lesson, students will:

  • Identify the 5 W’s of prohibition (who, where, when, why, and how.)
  • Conduct a friendly prohibition experiment.
  • Analyze primary sources from the period of prohibition in the U.S .
  • Formulate experiences based about prohibition from the activities.
Essential and guiding questions: 
  • What role did the Prohibition play in society in American and Tennessee during the early 20th century?
  • What do prohibitionists believe? Who are some people who might have beenprohibitionists?

Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Understanding

Helpful Hints

Materials Needed:

  • Tennessee State Library & Archives exhibit, The Saloon & Anarchy: Prohibition in Tennessee
  • Tools for Educators
  • Art Material (paper, crayons, markers, etc.)
  • Primary Sources from the website