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Rough Patches On The Railroad, Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Sources In The Gilded Age, 1877-1900, Dylan Koenig Jan 2016

Rough Patches On The Railroad, Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Sources In The Gilded Age, 1877-1900, Dylan Koenig

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

Annotated bibliography to accompany Rough Patches on the Railroad lesson plan.


Native American Land Cessions, 1867-1890: An Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Sources, David Evensen Jan 2016

Native American Land Cessions, 1867-1890: An Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Sources, David Evensen

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

Annotated Bibliography to accompany the Native American Land Cessions 1867-1890 lesson plan.


The New Middle Class In The Gilded Age, Payton Pulkrabek Jan 2016

The New Middle Class In The Gilded Age, Payton Pulkrabek

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

As the Carnegie’s and Rockefeller’s led the way for the wealthy and the struggling poor worked tirelessly, there was a rather large portion of individuals that did not quite fit within the two extremes of rich and poor. During the Gilded Age, many institutions were questioned for the first time in United States history, one of them being the class system. While many Americans were weary of actually placing a class system in society because of negative connotations with Europe, a class system already existed in society during the late nineteenth century, it just did not have an ...


Suffrage Or No Suffrage, Kayla Peterson Jan 2016

Suffrage Or No Suffrage, Kayla Peterson

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

This lesson focuses on the Women’s suffrage movement, which was started during the Gilded Age (1865-1900). By studying and learning about this movement, students will begin to grasp how much was changed during and by the women who continually fought for equality and rights. In this lesson, students will learn the thoughts and thinking of the time period by analyzing primary documents from the era. By studying this information, students will, hopefully, start to really understand and and realize how different our world today would have been different if these women never stood up and fought for their rights.


The Captains Of Industry, An Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Sources, Nickolas Szymanski Jan 2016

The Captains Of Industry, An Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Sources, Nickolas Szymanski

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

Annotated bibliography to accompany The Captains of Industry lesson plan.


The Making Of Modern America: Quantifying Chaos, David Evensen, Mary E. Glade, Dylan Koenig, Olivia Lee-Benton, Cassandra Nelson, Kayla Peterson, Payton Pulkrabek, Nickolas Szymanski, Alex Voigt, Nathan Zick Jan 2016

The Making Of Modern America: Quantifying Chaos, David Evensen, Mary E. Glade, Dylan Koenig, Olivia Lee-Benton, Cassandra Nelson, Kayla Peterson, Payton Pulkrabek, Nickolas Szymanski, Alex Voigt, Nathan Zick

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

As we begin to explore the Gilded Age (1870-1900), that era in American History sandwiched between the Civil War/Reconstruction and the Progressive Era to the Great War, we want students to grasp the enormity of the changes impacting the lives of Americans who have largely been engaged in farming in many cases not so different than their ancestors had for several hundreds of years. Technological changes in the first half of the 19th century contributed to some mechanization and manufacturing, but the enormity of the Civil War and the acquisition of the entire continental territory in the 1850s ...


Land Of The Free? Immigration In The Gilded Age, An Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Sources, Alex Voigt Jan 2016

Land Of The Free? Immigration In The Gilded Age, An Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Sources, Alex Voigt

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

Annotated bibliography to accompany the Land of the Free? lesson plan.


The Gilded Age And Technological Innovations, Kayla Peterson Jan 2016

The Gilded Age And Technological Innovations, Kayla Peterson

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

This lesson will include the students teaching about the technology of the Gilded Age to a classroom of middle school students. The lesson will be one week in length and is designed for an AP US History Class. This information is important for students to know because students can begin to grasp how much is different in today’s society compared to the Gilded Age. It is also important to link back how much changed during this time period with the new innovations and inventions that came about. During the lesson, I would like the students to be thinking like ...


The Haymarket Disaster And The Knights Of Labor, An Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Sources, Payton Pulkrabek Jan 2016

The Haymarket Disaster And The Knights Of Labor, An Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Sources, Payton Pulkrabek

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

Annotated bibliography to accompany The Haymarket Disaster and the Knights of Labor lesson plan.


Get Your Act Together, Olivia Lee-Benton Jan 2016

Get Your Act Together, Olivia Lee-Benton

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

This lesson is a discussion based on packets that students have been filling out throughout the course of the unit. These packets call for students to analyze certain legislation enacted by Congress during the Gilded Age: The Pendleton Civil Service Act 1883, The Interstate Commerce Act, The Sherman Silver Purchase Act, The Sherman Antitrust Act, the Gold Standard Act, the Dawes Act, and the Chinese Exclusion Act. By asking my students to answer these questions (Who? What? Why?), I am incorporating the following History Habits of Mind: "Perceive events and issues as they were experienced by people at the time ...


Inventors And Inventions Of The 19th Century, Dylan Koenig Jan 2016

Inventors And Inventions Of The 19th Century, Dylan Koenig

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

As we dive deeper into the Gilded Age, the students begin to understand the idea of change in this era. The prior lesson discussing the chaos and drastic change of America, the students will understand the amount of change. Change is everywhere and is constant. Drastic upgrades with technology are sweeping across the country at a rapid pace. This causes change in industry and improves the lives of people in a general sense. Tasks that were once difficult are made easier with a new invention or an upgrade of an old one. Products that were once made manually and involved ...


The Election Of 1896: The Fall Of The People's Party, Olivia Lee-Benton Jan 2016

The Election Of 1896: The Fall Of The People's Party, Olivia Lee-Benton

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

The People’s Party (also known as the Populist Party) was a short-lived political party that was a result of agrarian unrest. The party was formed on the consolidation of multiple organizations, most notably, Farmer’s Alliance and the Knights of Labor. Formally established in 1892 with the creation of the Omaha Platform , the People’s Party called for numerous resolutions, the free coinage of silver in particular. This would have made it so that both silver and gold would be used as a currency with a ratio of 16:1 (bimetallism), causing more money to be in circulation. In ...


The Election Of 1896: The Fall Of The People's Party: An Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Resources, Olivia Lee-Benton Jan 2016

The Election Of 1896: The Fall Of The People's Party: An Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Resources, Olivia Lee-Benton

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

Annotated bibliography to accompany The Election of 1896: the Fall of the People's Party lesson plan.


Analyzing Populist Party Primary Documents, Cassandra Nelson Jan 2016

Analyzing Populist Party Primary Documents, Cassandra Nelson

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

We will be exploring the platform of the Populist Party and the mission of the Populist Party. In order for students to understand the Populist Movement and why it was extremely popular during this time period, they must understand what the Populist Party stood for and how they were different from the other major political parties of the time. Students will have the opportunity to analyze two primary documents and compare and contrast the ideas for the Populist Party and the goals that the Populist Party wants to reach. There will also be a major focus on vocabulary for this ...


Land Of The Free? Immigration In The Gilded Age, Alex Voigt Jan 2016

Land Of The Free? Immigration In The Gilded Age, Alex Voigt

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

Immigration has always been a controversial topic in America, from the first wave of Irish and German immigrants to the current issues surrounding Middle Eastern arrivals. Many Americans have been welcoming to the new cultures and workers, while others have been less than enthusiastic. The Gilded Age is no exception to this controversy. Millions of immigrants were able to make a life for themselves in America during this time period, as the boom in industrialization created a need for laborers and highly-concentrated settlement areas sprung up across the country. However, these immigrants also encountered many challenges and hardships along the ...


Native American Land Cessions, 1867-1890, David Evensen Jan 2016

Native American Land Cessions, 1867-1890, David Evensen

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

As we move though our unit on the Gilded Age, we will spend time taking about the era’s Westward expansion. In this age, the United States (US) made and broke several treaties with Native Americans. In this lesson students will be able to describe and feel the impact of federal policies on indigenous nations. The surrender of Chief Joseph, the Dawes Act, the death of Sitting Bull, and the massacre at Wounded Knee all show how the United States navigated their policy with Native Americans. It is important to teach this portion of US history so students can have ...


The Haymarket Disaster And The Knights Of Labor, Payton Pulkrabek Jan 2016

The Haymarket Disaster And The Knights Of Labor, Payton Pulkrabek

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

During the Gilded Age, numerous political, social, economic, and cultural reforms were taking place all at once. One of the major reforms of the time was labor because of the problems workers and their employers had with each other. Up until the 1860s, most Americans either worked on a farm or ventured into the city to obtain an industrial position in a cut-throat factory. Life working in the factories was hard and lacked regulation. Child labor, instant job termination, low and unreliable wages, and long hours were the common job expectation. It was not until grassroots movements and labor organizations ...


Independent To Imperialist -- The Spanish American War, Tom Stoffel Jan 2016

Independent To Imperialist -- The Spanish American War, Tom Stoffel

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

By utilizing primary sources without knowing what the outcome is supposed to be, students will “perceive events and issues as people experienced them at the time, to develop historical empathy as opposed to present-mindedness.” Students will evaluate the message Theodore Roosevelt sent to Dewey and decide if Roosevelt made the correct decision. Students will also learn key terms relating to what lead to the Spanish American War, what events happened in Cuba and debate if Yellow Journalism still occurs today. To finish the day we will cover how and if the Spanish American War changed the course of American foreign ...


Immigration Of The Gilded Age, Tom Stoffel Jan 2016

Immigration Of The Gilded Age, Tom Stoffel

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

Students will learn about immigration during the Gilded Age and how this affected the United States. This lesson will teach kids where immigrants came from, where they settled, why they settled there, the working conditions, living conditions and problems/racism immigrants faced. Students will be broken up into groups to explore multiple perspectives revolving around immigration and brief the class about who, what, where, when and whether or not the article was biased. Students will then be able to critically think about what happened in history and compare this information to their surroundings and the world they live in.


The Captains Of Industry, Nickolas Szymanski Jan 2016

The Captains Of Industry, Nickolas Szymanski

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

As we begin to explore the Gilded Age (1870-1900), that era in American History sandwiched between the Civil War/Reconstruction and the Progressive Era to the Great War, students will grasp how the Captains of Industry had a huge part to play in the Chaos of the late 1800s. Students will not only explore who they were and why they were important but to explain why they rose to such great power and how the government had to regulate them. This lesson will cover the three main Captains of Industry Andrew Carnegie, John Rockefeller, and JP Morgan. I will go ...


Political Cartoons In The Gilded Age, Nickolas Szymanski Jan 2016

Political Cartoons In The Gilded Age, Nickolas Szymanski

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

As we begin to explore the Gilded Age (1870-1900), that era in American History sandwiched between the Civil War/Reconstruction and the Progressive Era to the Great War, I want students to be able to understand political cartoons and why they were used so often during this era. They will do this by examining multiple cartoons and deciding what they are about and why they were made. I think it is important to teach this lesson because political cartoons are a big part of history and can help understand certain events better than normal reading material.


Suffrage Or No Suffrage, An Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Sources, Kayla Peterson Jan 2016

Suffrage Or No Suffrage, An Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Sources, Kayla Peterson

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

Annotated bibliography to accompany the Suffrage or No Suffrage lesson plan.


Captains Of Industry And Robber Barons, David Evensen Jan 2016

Captains Of Industry And Robber Barons, David Evensen

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

As we move though our unit on the Gilded Age, we will spend time taking about the era’s Captains of Industry and Robber Barons. In this age, capitalism in the United States begins to reflect our current market economy. In this lesson we will see Captains of Industry and Robber Barons test the boundaries of that system. The emergence of men like Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Morgan and how they bring about government subsidies, labor reform, money in politics, political corruption, and larger government over-site in commerce, industry, and labor.


Analyzing Populist Party Primary Documents: An Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Sources, Cassandra Nelson Jan 2016

Analyzing Populist Party Primary Documents: An Annotated Bibliography Of Selected Sources, Cassandra Nelson

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

Annotated bibliography to accompany the Analyzing Populist Party Primary Documents lesson plan.


Learning How To Relax: Culture Of Leisure In The Gilded Age, Alex Voigt Jan 2016

Learning How To Relax: Culture Of Leisure In The Gilded Age, Alex Voigt

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

America as a whole was undergoing dramatic changes during the last quarter of the 19th century. Industrialization was a major part of that change, as it pushed industry to new heights and sparked the biggest wave of immigration in U.S. history. It also helped create a new emphasis on leisure among American workers, as improved production led to shorter work days and higher wages meant those workers had more money to spend with their newfound free time. Additionally, the boom in railroad production and advancement of subways and electric trollies in urban areas made transportation easier and encouraged ...


"I Am ...", Cassandra Nelson Jan 2016

"I Am ...", Cassandra Nelson

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

This lesson focuses on understand the Farmers’ Alliance, Women of the Farmers’ Alliance, the Colored Alliance and the Knights of Labor. Students will learn about the objectives of each alliance and why each alliance was important to the formation of the third party, the populist movement. Students will also understand the historic figures of the Farmers’ Alliance, Women of the Farmers’ Alliance and the Knights of Labor. Students will understand the historic figures lives and contributions to the above organizations of the gilded age.


Rough Patches On The Railroad, Dylan Koenig Jan 2016

Rough Patches On The Railroad, Dylan Koenig

Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

As we continue to dig deeper into the Gilded Age, we begin to see the importance the railroad made for the expansion of the United States. The Transcontinental Railroad was one of the America’s biggest accomplishments in all of its history. It gave companies the ability to move resources across the country in ways that were once either very difficult or impossible to do. The railroad system boosted the economy and was developing the country at a pace that would make it one of the most powerful countries in the world. As time went on, more and more expansion ...