To become familiar with the contributions of various leaders of business and industry during the 1800s and early 1900s.
A few minutes to go over the directions for the assignment.
Give each student a copy of page 105A.
Read the introductory paragraphs with the class. Have the students work on their reports outside of class. Suggest that they use library resources and/or encyclopedias at home, if available.
Allow several days to complete the assignment. On the day that reports are due, have volunteers read their summaries of the lives and careers of a few of the most famous Captains of Industry.
Teacher Instructions included.