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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.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students use a dictionary and an acronym finder to complete the 4 reading comprehension questions about Andrew Carnegie.
In this industrialization worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer questions about Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan.
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.
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.
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. A blank row is included for an additional leader you may wish to compare.
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.
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 lesson, 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 lesson, 11th graders discuss how the improvements lead to an inequality in wealth and the problems that it caused.
For 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. In this philanthropy lesson, students read an article about Andrew Carnegie and identify ways he was philanthropic. Students choose a celebrity philanthropist to research.
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.
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.
Young scholars study how libraries were developed in towns in Wisconsin. They research the life of Andrew Carnegie and his generosity.
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.
Delve into the nitty-gritty of American industrialization in the decades after the Civil War, a period which saw the introduction of a national currency, dramatic population and economic growth, and the birth of the first modern corporations. Topics covered include major railroad industries and robber barons, such as John D. Rockefeller and Leland Stanford, industrial workers, government regulation, and labor unions.
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.