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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...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
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 CCSS: Adaptable
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 English Language Arts
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Individuals as Instruments of Change
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...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Common Good
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...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Big Business & Industrial Cities
This is a true gem. This PowerPoint is well-organized, has bullet points you control (which gives you time for discussion), has sound effects, and covers several aspects of American industrialization after 1900. The presentation begins...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History
The Roots of Prohibition: Examining the Effort to Prohibit Alcohol in America
Five segements from Ken Burns' documentary series Prohibition, easily accessed on the PBS website, are at the center of a terrific short unit on the roots of America's ambivalent relationship with alcohol. Engage your secondary class...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills