Distribution of Wealth in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Eleventh graders examine distribution of wealth in Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and discuss how it affected Americans. They explore perspectives of and relationships between industrialists and workers before formulating their own opinions.
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The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie: A Close Reading
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,...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation
How far in the past do the roots of Jim Crow and segregation extend? Your young historians will closely consider this question using detailed PowerPoint slides as a basis for discussion rather than lecture, and culminating in an activity...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Roots of the Cold War
When and how did the Cold War begin? To answer this question, you will not find a better-organized, in-depth, activity- and inquiry-based resource than this! Executing best teaching practices throughout, each portion of this inquiry...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Two Different African-American Visions: W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington
The strategies civil rights activists Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois proposed for blacks to achieve racial progress is the focus of an activity in which class groups identify the strategies as well as the benefits and drawbacks...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)
How and why was the Cold War fought? A carefully crafted, inquiry-based unit covers seven major topics: the roots of the Cold war, decolonization and nationalism, the three-world order, American foreign policy, American domestic policy,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Of Mice and Men and Migrant Farm Workers of the Great Depression
As part of their study of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, class members explore the lives of migrant workers during the Great Depression. Groups examine primary and secondary sources to gain an understanding of the travails of men like...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Theodore Roosevelt: A Bully Reformer
Students explore the impact of industrialization and urbanization. In this Progressive Era lesson, students analyze primary and secondary sources to discover how Theodore Roosevelt's policies contributed to the rise of reform in the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Immigration in the Gilded Age: Using Photographs as Primary Sources
Students explore the Gilded Age. In this Gilded Age lesson, students use primary sources to analyze photographs from this time period in history. Students use National Archive tools to construct the past as historians examining the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Scramble for Wealth And Power
Students participate in a simulation activity involving the distribution of the world's wealth and power. The activity starts when 100 pennies, representing wealth and power, are spread on the floor and students must grab as many...
4th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History