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This is a document based activity for the Gilded Age Unit. Students will work independently or in pairs/groups to:
1) Read a short 1 paragraph biography about Carnegie, Rockefeller & J.P. Morgan.
2) Read approximately 8 Primary Source Document excerpts and examine 2 political cartoons. (sources included: Carnegie's "Wealth", Ida Tarbell "The History of Standard Oil", Sherman Anti-Trust Act, Political Cartoon "Teddy Roosevelt's with Trusts" and MORE....)
3) While reading the primary sources, students will fill in a graphic organizer that guides student understanding of the overall question: "Were Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and JP Morgan- Captains of Industry or Robber Barons?"
4) Once graphic organizer is complete students are asked to answer the overall question to assess their understanding of the documents.
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