The Post Civil War era was a period of rapid growth and industrial development punctuated by political,demographic and social change.
How did rapid growth and industrialization impact immigration,farming, urbanization, western migration, and the Labor movement?
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?
How did life change for people in the late 1800s? (A)
Why is this period called the Gilded Age?
Bessemer process, transcontinental railroad, Social Darwinism, Gilded Age
Ellis Island, melting pot, nativism, Chinese Exclusion Act, urbanization, political machine
assimilation, Dawes Act, Homestead Act, exodusters, Grange, Populism
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?
horizontal and vertical integration, American Federation of Labor, strike, collective bargaining, monopoly
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
Extending Thinking Lesson: