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Young scholars explore the motives of industrialists. In this Industrialization activity, students study the impact of industrialization on big business owners, workers, and families. Young scholars research and analyze selected primary sources in this Gilded Age activity.
It wasn't like the American Industrial Revolution just happened overnight; or did it? Critically examine the inventors, inventions, investments, and tycoons that made the Industrial Revolution happen. Covered are over 50 years of railroads, oil booms, stock markets, and labor strikes.
Students explore celebrity philanthropists. In this character development instructional activity, students research a celebrity who has demonstrated philanthropy. Students write and present a report including biographical information about the celebrity, as well as details about the charitable organization that s/he supports.
Students understand the importance of books in past and present societies. In this philanthropic lesson, 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.