Why did American farmers leave the countryside for the city life? Was the glitz and glamour drawing them to the city or were there other factors pushing them from their family farms? This lesson focuses on urbanization in late 19th and early 20th centuries. The product is six pages and includes entrance ticket, a HardCORE history investigation utilizing primary and secondary sources, and concludes with an exit ticket. Students will also practice developing a thesis supported by multiple pieces of textual evidence.
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