Why Lesson Planet?
Students analyze the culture of high society during the Gilded Age and create dialogues, monologues, or short plays. In this gilded age lesson, students choose a character from a chosen area of the Gilded Age and research what might happen in one day of that person's life. Students also research romance and etiquette and present their character in a theatrical piece such as a monologue, short play, or small scene. Students may work in groups.