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This webquest allows students learn about the origins of the steel industry in Pennsylvania. The webquest uses a very student friendly website that covers the steel industry from the 1870s to the early 1980s. Please check out the website by clicking on the link below:
The following topics are covered in this webquest:
Start of the steel industry in Pennsylvania
Life of Andrew Carnegie
Unions and workers’ rights
Immigration to steel towns
Impact of the steel industry
The webquest contains 30 questions and is a great way to introduce the importance of steel industry in the development the United States. An answer sheet is included for the teacher. A QR code is included along with the traditional website link. The webquest will take most students at least 20 to 40 minutes to complete depending on age. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.
Painting by: Original artist: Unknown Photograph: Billy Hathorn [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons