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Students understand the importance of books in past and present societies. In this philanthropic instructional activity, students compare Andrew Carnegie and Benjamin Franklin's perspective on the importance of everyone being able to read. Students explore the contributions of Bill Gates and technology to public libraries. Students participate in a fund raising activity to benefit public libraries.
Students research Andrew Carnegie and explain why he chose libraries as his benefactions. They examine the impact of libraries in America. They research how their own community libraries are being supported and have been supported in the past.
Students study examples of philanthropy related to public libraries. They investigate the importance of books in a democratic society and research historical figures in order to write newspaper articles.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students use a dictionary and an acronym finder to complete the 4 reading comprehension questions about Andrew Carnegie.
Young scholars explore The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund. They read "Neediest Case" stories, and work in groups to create compelling print advertisements for the Fund.
Students survey people of the community to collect opinions regarding a problem. In this philanthropic instructional activity, students understand the philosophy of Andrew Carnegie about giving back. Students study a problem and propose a solution.
For this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the Gilded Age and Progressive Era in the United States. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Eleventh graders explore the economic growth from 1878 to 1893. In this social studies instructional activity, 11th graders discuss how the improvements lead to an inequality in wealth and the problems that it caused.
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 13 fill in the blank questions regarding the rise of big business and the labor movement. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Fifth graders practice reading skills while looking at different accounts of The Homestead Strike. In this reading skills lesson, 5th graders practice sourcing, close reading, and corroboration through reading a timeline and primary documents.
Students research celebrity philanthropists. For this philanthropy lesson, students read an article about Andrew Carnegie and identify ways he was philanthropic. Students choose a celebrity philanthropist to research.
Young scholars, exercising knowledge, reasoning and communication complete a chart that is well-organized and well-detailed. They assess the Economic concepts of supply and demand and how that relates to production and sales. In addition, an example of a Chain of Events chart is provided.
Students define terms "robber baron" and "captain of industry," list positive and negative actions of one or more captains of industry/robber barons, and take and support stand as to whether particular financier/industrialist is or is not a robber baron.
Students study how libraries were developed in towns in Wisconsin. They research the life of Andrew Carnegie and his generosity.
In this industrialization worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer questions about Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan.
How does one become a catalyst for change? What are the challenges faced by those who take a stand for change? What part do the arts play in cultural change? Using primary and secondary sources from the 1920s and 1930s, class members explore these questions and craft an essay that presents their reflections. The packet includes a brief plan but the real value is in the resources included. Provided are a resource list, a reflective essay writing assignment, rubric, and exemplary writing sample. In addition, templates for “Power Quotes,” historic events, famous people, significant art and architecture, education issues, fads, fashions, literature, music, and radio shows are provided.
Students research the lives of ten famous immigrant Americans. They conduct research, and match names with the accomplishments of famous immigrants on a worksheet.
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Young readers explore philanthropy and its effects on the public good. They discuss athletes and their examples as philanthropists. They research a sports hero and play "The Match Game" to determine what they know about other sports heroes. They discuss National Philanthropy Day and ways to celebrate it. Extend this instructional activity into a research paper which requires middle schoolers to use textual evidence to support their arguments.
Students view a film about the Brooklyn Bridge. They examine the construction and historical significance of the bridge. They discover the contributions of immigrants and entrepreneurs in making the bridge possible.