3. Student Learning Map

  • Topic:02 Post Civil War Growth and Change
  • Subject(s):Social Studies
  • Days:16
  • Grade(s):11
Key Learning:

The Post Civil War era was a period of rapid growth and industrial development punctuated by political,demographic and social change.

Unit Essential Question(s):

How did rapid growth and industrialization impact immigration,farming, urbanization, western migration, and the Labor movement?

Concept:  Industrialization
Concept: Immigration and Urbanization
Concept: Western movement
Lesson Essential Question(s):

What factors contributed to rapid industrialization of the nation after the Civil War?


How did the new inventions change Americans' way of life?


Who were the significant inventors of the Industrial Revolution, including African Americans and women? 


What were the similarities and differences between the first and second Industrial Revolutions in the United States?  (A)
Lesson Essential Question(s):

How did life change for people in the late 1800s? (A)


Why is this period called the Gilded Age?

How and why were the experiences of European immigrants different from those of Asian immigrants?  (ET)
Lesson Essential Question(s):

What accelerated the westward movement in the 1860s? (A)
How did Western immigration affect the Native American experience? (A)
How did farmers organize to improve their conditions? (A)
Concept: Big business and labor movement
Lesson Essential Question(s):

What caused the growth of Big Business?


Would the tycoons of the 19th century be considered Robber Barons or Captains of Industry?


What working conditions gave rise to the Labor Movement?

What factors limited the success of unions? (A)
How did wealthy businessmen like Henry Flagler and Henry Plant influence Florida's history?  (ET)
Lesson Essential Question(s):
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Additional Information:


Constitution Day: September 16 and Celebrate Freedom Week Sept. 26-30.     These mandates must be taught during these dates. Check Social Studies website for specific details. 

History Alive, Unitedstreaming.com,graphic organizers, Skillbuilders:charts graphs, maps, word wall, timelines from Chapters 5-9 in the Americans

Appropriate DBQ:"Was Andrew Carnegie a Hero?"

Two extra days have been allocated at the end of this unit for History Fair or another research project.

* Stanford Reading Like a Historian Curriculum: Unit 6 Gilded Age (http://sheg.stanford.edu/?q=node/45)

* PowerPoint Palooza American History PowerPoints: Closing the Western Frontier: The Incorporation of America; Growth of the Labor Movement (http://pptpalooza.net/)

* National Repository of Online Courses United States Video Lectures (www.hippocampus.org)

America: The Story of Us History Channel video (one was sent to every school library) Episode 6: Heartland



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Vocabulary Report

  • Bessemer process -
  • Ellis Island -
  • horizontal and vertical integration -
  • melting pot -
  • nativism -
  • assimilation -
  • Dawes Act -
  • Chinese Exclusion Act -
  • transcontinental railroad -
  • American Federation of Labor -
  • Social Darwinism -
  • urbanization -
  • Homestead Act -
  • Gilded Age -
  • exodusters -
  • strike -
  • collective bargaining -
  • Grange -
  • monopoly -
  • Populism -
  • political machine -