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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.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 21 Downloads
Philanthropy in History
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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 9 Downloads
Philanthropy in History Lesson 2: "We the People" Libraries--Benjamin Franklin To Andrew Carnegie
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.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
New Review Compare and Contrast: American Business Leaders
Gather information about various business leaders in this graphic organizer. Pupils fill in information about Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Frank Woolworth, John Jacob Astor, John Rockefeller, and William Randolph Hearst in relation to their roles as captains of industry and robber barons.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 10 Downloads
Students explore celebrity philanthropists. In this character development lesson, 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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Advise and Consent
Students survey people of the community to collect opinions regarding a problem. In this philanthropic activity, students understand the philosophy of Andrew Carnegie about giving back. Students study a problem and propose a solution.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Gilded Age & the Progressive Era (1877–1917)
In 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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 43 Views 58 Downloads
The Rise of Big Business & the Labor Movement (6)
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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 48 Downloads
Why did the Homestead Strike turn violent?
Fifth graders practice reading skills while looking at different accounts of The Homestead Strike. In this reading skills instructional activity, 5th graders practice sourcing, close reading, and corroboration through reading a timeline and primary documents.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students research celebrity philanthropists. In this philanthropy lesson plan, students read an article about Andrew Carnegie and identify ways he was philanthropic. Students choose a celebrity philanthropist to research.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
CHAIN OF EVENTS
Students, 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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Industrial Age in America: Robber Barons and Captains of Industry
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 14 Views 59 Downloads
Industrial Growth (1865 - 1914)
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 63 Downloads
New Review The Industrial Revolution: Life in the Cities
If you're looking for a comprehensive, engaging review of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, jam-packed with materials and activities, then you will definitely want to check out this resource.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 18 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part I
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God" and Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House" provide learners with an opportunity to develop their close reading skills. Groups identify the figurative language and appeals the writers use to express their beliefs on a similar theme.
11th - 12th Language Arts 54 Views 62 Downloads CCSS: Designed