TASK: You will be playing the role of an influential historical figure that was alive during the turn of the century. You have been invited to attend a meeting of the minds by President Theodore Roosevelt at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City in 1905.
The President has invited some of the most prominent members of society in order to identify the most pressing issues of our nation and discuss the causes of each issue. Most important, the President is seeking remedies for each issue and desires input from all those in attendance.
Step I: Selecting your Historical Figure and Researching Biographical Information
You will have one-two class periods to find basic information on your character. Fill out the worksheet provided. This information will be used to create a video on your character. You will also use this information in your speech.
Step 2: Researching the Issues -.
Now that you have found some information about your character, it is now time to research some of the key issues from the year 1905. Attempt to be as thorough as you can with your answers as you will be using this information to help write your speech/issue paper. Use the documents and PowerPoints at the bottom of this page to help you answer the following issue worksheets
Issue5: Labor Bonus Issues
- Research issues 6-7. Be sure to focus on the years indicated. Come up with 4-5 questions for each. Always finish with a question that your character has to take a stance on the issue. Each issue is worth up to 5 points extra credit. The more detailed you are the more points you can earn.
Issue 6: African American Rights - focus on the years 1880-1910
Issue 7: Native Americans - Years 1870-1910
Issue 8: Temperance Movement - Years 1880-1910
Step 3: WeVideo - 25 points
Step 4: Writing your Speech/Paper - 50 points
Step 5: Presentation - 75 points
Step 6: Round Table Discussions