To understand how the United States became one of the leading industrialized nations of the world.
1 class period
The United States experienced rapid industrial growth between 1860 and 1900. Class members will begin by reading sentences that give information about the development of the United States into a leading industrial nation, and then fill in spaces with words that best complete the statements.
The lesson continues with a fun Map Exercise to show industrial regions of the United States, a natural resources Word Search puzzle, and a variety of Graph Exercises. The graphs help students learn about the U.S. population, population shifts, immigration trends, number of manufacturing jobs, tariff rates, and increases in the miles of railroad track during this period in American history.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.