Turn of the Century
Middle schoolers explore the transformation of America's economy in response to the Industrial Revolution in terms of patterns of agricultural and industrial development relating to climate, natural resource use, markets and trade.
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Turn of the Century Immigration
In an engaging simulation, class members imagine immigrating to the United States in the late nineteenth-century and arriving at Ellis Island. They then write creative journal entries about their experience and chart their journeys.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan: Immigration: A Case Study on Multiple Perspectives and Diverse Formats
As part of a case study of U.S. immigration during the first part of the 20th century, class members examine a variety of primary sources that present multiple perspectives of the responses of those in favor of immigration and those...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
A Lifetime of Responsibilities: Child Labor in Alabama
Imagine children working long hours in factories, coal mines, and in the fields. Class members examine a series of pictures and read about early attempts to regulate child labor and current child labor laws.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The New Woman: The Turn of the Century
According to this slide show, it all started with ladies riding bikes. The symbol of the woman as an independent and self-moving entity led turn of the century ladies into leaders for female independence. Discussed are women who changed...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
20th Centrury Capitalism and Regulation in the United States
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,...
14 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Mountain Dialect -- Reading Between the Spoken Lines
This activity is intended to follow-up or reinforce concepts learned relating to the Great Depression, antebellum period, and the turn of the twentieth century. Learners conduct research and read about North Carolina during one of the...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
David Walker vs. John Day: Two Nineteenth-Century Free Black Men
What was the most beneficial policy for nineteenth-century African Americans: to stay in the United States and work for freedom, or to immigrate to a new place and build a society elsewhere? Your young historians will construct an...
6th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed