This activity is the perfect way to help students understand the big ideas and events of the Gilded Age. Students will gain an overall understanding of big ideas during this time period before diving into specific events and placing them on a timeline. I used this for upper elementary students, but it is easily adaptable to any age level! This can be teacher-led or done as an independent or group review of what has been learned about the Gilded Age.
This resource includes an anchor chart to guide student understanding, a vocabulary reference sheet, a blank timeline and boxes for students to cut and paste onto the timeline. I have also provided an answer key for the vocabulary activity and timeline. I also showed videos and printed out pictures to pass around as we discussed each event and enhance understanding.