Before we begin...
- We need to all have a good understanding of the term PROGRESSIVISM
- Get into groups (based on my instructions)
- As a group, define "progressivism" in ten words or less
- Class definition?
- Let's pretend I was in Triad M this semester and I was interested in researching Progressivism for my Research Journal & Literature Review...
- Now, the overall topic of Progressivism is TOO HUGE to cover in one research project, so I would have to narrow down my search a bit to one sub-topic within Progressivism
- Here are the sub-topics within Progressivism that some of my Seminar colleagues have researched:
- Danielle Pester: The Vocational Guidance Movement
- Michelle Riley: The General Education Movement (AKA, why do you have to take all of those "core" courses?)
- Dr. Rita: The Eugenics Movement, or America's Dirty Little Secret
- We had a Eugenics Movement?! (What does that even mean?)
- How is eugenics "progressive"...?
- How do we decide who is "fit" or "unfit" to reproduce?
- How do you control who can reproduce? (And who gets to decide?)
- Here are some interesting pictures from the American Eugenics Movement Archives
Okay, but what about primary sources?
- Before we start: What's a primary source again?!
- Let's go to the Triad M Library Guide to see what we can find about Eugenics!
Who were the supporters of this movement?
I've given each of you a picture of a famous American figure from this era. It is your job to decide whether or not he/she would have been in favor of eugenics! Be able to justify your decision!