This is based on the 8th grade NYS social studies curriculum and standards. This PowerPoint has two ability levels: basic and enriched. The enriched version has more links and goes into more detail. The basic version is simplified as much as possible. The same content is used in both versions. It is great to use when parallel teaching with a co-teacher. If you are not lucky enough to have a co-teacher, you can choose the level that will benefit the majority of your class.
The PowerPoint includes:
Essential Questions are below and occur at the beginning of the PowerPoint and again at the end:
What kind of scandals and problems occurred during the Gilded Age and what were the solutions?
Why would third parties arise to challenge the Democrat and Republican Parties?
Why were political machines a problem?
What is laissez-faire?
Scandals, Depression, and Limitations of Traditional Politics Resulted in Change
National Political Parties
Era of Machine Politics
4 Political Cartoons (recommend using http://www.eastconn.org/tah/PoliticalCartoonsOfPoliticalMachines.pdf for questioning.)
The lesson plan includes:
3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
Enriched Level of Note Sheets for both PowerPoints
Basic Level of Note Sheets for Enriched PowerPoint
Basic Level of Note Sheets for Basic PowerPoint
Activity Choice Sheet
Political Cartoon Activity with Rubric
Talk Show Skit Activity with Rubric
These were last revised on 10/3/2013. It takes about 115 to complete this lesson plan so depending on the amount of time you have per class period, it could take you 2-3 days.
If you only want the PowerPoint it is available for purchase. You can purchase that by following this link:Gilded Age Problems and Progress PowerPoint
Gilded Age Political Problems and Progress Lesson Plan and PowerPoint Bundle
by Kasha Mastrodomenico
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