Get your students investigating how the textile industry inventions and new transportation systems catapulted the U.S. economy. This activity is student centered and makes students think critically! It comes with a reading,Common Core worksheet and fun advertisement page, for students to create an ad for one of the "new" products. In the past, I have even had the students perform a group infomercial for one the products.
Topics included are:
Transportation Systems (steam power boats and locomotives)
Innovation (cotton gin, sewing machine, Spinning Jenny, textile mills)
City and Economic Growth
This activity is fun and versatile. It pars great with North and South Economic interdependence activity also posted!. Have a great lesson!
Tony Pavlovich, Instructomania, DBQs US history, DBQs U.S. history. The north ans south grow apart, Comparing the Worlds of the North and South