Bundle #17 – The Gilded Age
Contains 7 Gilded Age-related worksheets including:
Anti-Trust Legislation of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era - US History/APUSH
The following is a series of secondary source readings on anti-trust legislation from the Gilded Age and the Progressive era, specifically the Interstate Commerce Act and the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. The readings are followed by 7 fact-based and critical thinking questions perfect for class discussion. This worksheet can be used as an in-class activity or as a homework assignment
Big Business in the Industrial Revolution worksheet - US History - Common Core
The following is a 75 minute, common core-based lesson/worksheet that focuses on the rise of big business in the United States following the Civil War. This worksheet is loaded with a variety of student-centered activities designed to promote active engagement and critical thinking. Several activities include:
• Do now that appropriately sets up the lesson.
• Secondary source reading on the rise of big business. Includes vocabulary terms such as trusts and vertical/horizontal consolidations, several critical thinking questions, and a easy to understand chart.
• Primary source readings – Two Opposing Views on Big Business – includes questions.
• Political cartoon analysis – Bosses of the Senate
• Robber Barons or Captains of Industry – Historical Head activity
City Life for Poor Children in the Gilded Age worksheet - USH/APUSH
The following is a worksheet focusing on the poor conditions for children in Gilded Age cities. The primary source reading is followed by 5 fact-based and critical thinking questions perfect for class discussion. This worksheet can be used as an in-class primary source analysis activity or as a homework assignment.
New Business Culture of the Gilded Age - US History - APUSH
The following is a worksheet on the New Business Culture of Gilded Age America, specifically the rise of laissez-faire capitalism and social Darwinism. Students are given two documents, each one describing one of the aforementioned aspects of Gilded Age business culture. They then analyze whether or not industrialists and common laborers would favor or oppose that system. Finally, four fact-based and critical thinking questions follow. This worksheet works well as an in-class assignment or as a homework assignment.
"Settlement Houses" Jane Addams - USH/APUSH
Primary source written by Jane Addams, a Gilded Age reformer. Addams focuses on the reasons for the creation of the settlement house movement as well as its potential effects. This assignment is perfect for use as an in-class analysis activity or as a homework assignment.
"The Gospel of Wealth" - Andrew Carnegie - Gilded Age America - USH/APUSH
The following is a primary source from Andrew Carnegie on “The Gospel of Wealth.” The reading is followed by 4 fact-based and critical thinking questions perfect for class discussion. This worksheet can be used as an in-class primary source analysis activity or as a homework assignment. This reading works well during a Gilded Age unit or an Industrial Revolution unit.
Poetry of Gilded Age America - Immigration - US History/APUSH
Includes two poems from the Gilded Age – “Unguarded Gates” by Thomas Aldrich and “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus. The poems provide a window into the debate over immigration from 1865-1900. The poems are followed by 9 fact-based and critical thinking questions perfect for class discussion and active student engagement. The worksheet can be used as an in-class activity or as a homework assignment.
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