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Students investigate the free-market system and anti-trust laws. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on the details of monopolies and the progressive reform movement to establish anti-trust laws. Students respond to discussion questions and participate in an activity that requires them to investigate contemporary anti-trust cases.
Baseball is a relatively high-interest topic through which social studies classes can explore racial prejudice in the US. Video clips provide much of the background information that groups record on their handout and then share with the class. This leads to a discussion on the treatment of African Americans after the Civil War through the 1900s, and other considerations that impacted their acceptance into the major leagues. Once learners have a strong historical foundation for this topic, they are invited to consider whether they now live in a society in which race is not important. They take a position on this topic and write a persuasive essay. This thorough lesson includes everything you'll need, including a rubric and standards.
Students, assessing a variety of sources, explore the growth of inventions that were brought about by the Industrial Revolution. They analyze labor practices and philosophies within the history of the United States. A timeline is set in place to evaluate the evolution of America's production system from the Industrial Revolution through today.
Ripe for discussion in your economics and government classes, this video features Sal's idea for a best possible solution to the financial crisis. He first details the situation and what the plan would entail; he then takes viewers through the process to support his theory.
The speaker in this lecture takes the viewer on a journey through the world of modern finance, from the era of Rockefeller and Vanderbilt to the 2008 financial crisis. Exploring the presence of the American government in the economy, this lecture ponders the need for regulation or de-regulation throughout the presidencies of the 20th Century in the United States. Students will have a stronger grasp of both the beginnings of the American economy and the implications on our society today.
Students analyze historical events leading up to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System. Students identify reasons for the lack of confidence in the U.S. banking system early in the nation's history. Students evaluate the economic impact of important events in the history of money and banking in the U.S.
Students examine the contributions of entrepreneurs from United States history. They read a biography of an American entrepreneur, and in small groups design and present a project related to their selected entrepreneur. As a culminating activity, students write an essay describing the characteristics of entrepreneurs from the past that would still be successful in the 21st century.
Middle schoolers examine the contributions of American entrepreneurs. In this industrialization activity, students complete the provided handouts to determine how Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Hill, and Rockefeller impacted American society. Middle schoolers conduct further research on the entrepreneurs and present their findings to their classmates.
Students examine the history of the Populist Party as it relates to its reforms and economic plight. In this Populism and the People's Party lesson plan, students explore why farmers experienced financial difficulty at the end of the century. Students work in groups to compare the railroad expansion map of 1870-1890 to the one of mining and cattle frontiers in 1870. Students discuss historical events that described one group of people taken over the authority of another group.
Eleventh graders consider the case for Progressive politics. In this Progressive Era activity, 11th graders read excerpts from The Jungle as well as articles about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Students also analyze images from the era in collaborative groups and share their findings with their classmates.