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The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie: A Close Reading

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Andrew Carnegie's "The Gospel of Wealth" provides high schoolers an opportunity to engage more complex text. After a close reading of the essay and an analysis of Carnegie's argument that the rich are superior because they earn money,...
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Compare and Contrast: American Business Leaders

For Students 8th - 12th
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...
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Libraries

For Teachers 5th - 12th
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...
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The Rise of Industry 1860-1900

For Students 9th - 12th
In this industrialization instructional activity, learners respond to 4 short answer questions about Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan.
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Philanthropy in History

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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Industrial Growth (1865 - 1914)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Advise and Consent

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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.
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Celebrity Philanthropists

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research celebrity philanthropists. In this philanthropy instructional activity, students read an article about Andrew Carnegie and identify ways he was philanthropic. Students choose a celebrity philanthropist to research.
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If Libraries Could Talk

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study how libraries were developed in towns in Wisconsin. They research the life of Andrew Carnegie and his generosity.
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Mark Twain- Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Introduce readers to Mark Twain with a mini biography that details Twain's life and works.
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History of Labor Day

For Students 6th - 12th
Labor Day, its parades and picnics, has become a marker for the end of summer vacation. Introduce kids to the key people and events involved in the creation of this national holiday with a video that provides a brief overview of the...
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Celebrity Philanthropists

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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Big Business & Industrial Cities

For Teachers 4th - 7th
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...
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20th Century Capitalism and Regulation in the United States

For Students 8th - 12th
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,...
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Immigrants Who Built America

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students research the lives of ten famous immigrant Americans. They conduct research, and match names with the accomplishments of famous immigrants on a worksheet.
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American Industrialists: Robber Barons or Captains of Industry?

For Teachers 11th Standards
Philanthropists, revolutionaries, or money-hungry businessmen? An interesting instructional activity examines four of the men who impacted business and industry in the nineteenth century. With group discussion, writing prompts, and...
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Vocab-u-lous! Build a Fabulous Vocab

For Students 7th - 8th
In this vocabulary worksheet, learners select the best word choice to complete the sentence. All words correspond to the theme of Labor Day.
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The Industrial Age in America: Robber Barons and Captains of Industry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers 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...
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Spanish American War

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners study the role of perspective and bias in research and examine the Spanish-American War and the regions effected. They have a debating contest regarding the Spanish American War and create a map which would depict the events and...
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Trial at the Turn of the Century

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine and explore various aspects of change at the turn of the century including economic, political, civil and others. Students then locate and analyze various primary sources to write an essay that demonstrates their...
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The Gilded Age & the Progressive Era (1877–1917)

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy learning exercise, learners respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about the Gilded Age and Progressive Era in the United States. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive...
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The Gilded Age & the Progressive Era (1877–1917)

For Students 8th - 12th
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.
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Chapter 5 - Cram Jam Session

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore new vocabulary words which cover a diverse array of concepts from the world of business, immigration to the U.S., and immigrants who became famous inventors and business people in our country with your class. This is a great...
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The Rise of Big Business & the Labor Movement (6)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive American history activity, 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.

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