This product poses the essential question to students, "To what extent did rapid industrialization shape social, political, and economic transformations in the United States during the Gilded Age?" This assessment requires students to analyze the included six primary sources in order to write an essay in response to the question.
This packet includes various types of primary sources including photographs, testimonies, and texts. The primary sources provide information for both sides of the argument giving students unbiased and thorough support.
This is a great activity for a summative assessment, or you could adjust it by taking out the essay component or tweaking the question to suit your needs.