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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.
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 with an overview of types of industries, inventors, their effects on society, problems for workers, immigration, racism, urbanization, and solutions to problems stemming from industrialization. This could be used throughout an entire US History unit.
This is a handout of four different timelines. It contains four columns, each provides a chronological list of event starting in 1776 and ending in 2001. Timelines showcase changes and major historical events for the Portland Observatory, Portland MA, Maine, and the United States in general. This could be a big help in comparing times and locations for some of our country's biggest events.
Here is a great way to have your students make audio postcards to share by recording a message on the computer. They write and revise an appropriate message about an object from home, choose a background, and font colors for the postcard. They arrange digital pictures, and clipart on the postcard.
Young scholars complete pre reading, writing, during reading, and interdisciplinary activities for the book Great Railroad Race. In this reading lesson plan, students complete journal entries, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Young scholars explore imperialism and why the United States became an imperial power. After reading from their textbook and answering questions, students compare and contrast two political cartoons. They create a bubble map of events leading to the U. S. Imperialist policy.
Students research the local history and lore surrounding towns near Oneida Lake. They then interview a guest speaker, research railroad history and the environmental impact of the Iron Horse in order to write a persuasive letter discouraging railroad development in the area.