Do you want to spice up your lesson plan? Are your students having trouble grasping the Industrial Revolution in the United States? Or do you just want them to get something more out of your lesson?
They need to experience the content!
This simulation has students complete tasks both representative of the craft industry and the factory industry during the Industrial Revolution, or Gilded Age, in the USA from approximately 1890 to1910. The simulation focuses on the change in work style, location, and atmosphere.
This resource gives student experience working in both industries, one before the Industrial Revolution and one during it. The simulation and accompanying introduction and conclusion activities provide students with experiential learning and the opportunity to use 21st century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and inference.
-Simulation details (EQ, Objectives, and Materials List)
-Introductory material: Invitation to the Gilded Age with directions
-Complete step-by-step simulation instructions
-Easy to read group roles display
-Conclusion materials: Simulation exit ticket
-Idea for using simulation materials as class posters and next day warm-up
-Conclusion materials: Homework assignment "I Am" Poem
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"American Industrial Revolution Simulation & Activities" by Hannah Thornton is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.