This worksheet allows students learn about the start of the oil industry in Titusville, Pennsylvania. I use this worksheet to give students a stronger understanding of how the discovery of oil in Titusville in 1859 changed the world.
This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the reading from the following website for classroom use or direct students to the website to answer the worksheet questions:
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The worksheet is labeled (Industrialization: Drake’s Rock Oil and Titusville, Pennsylvania)
Students read the document and answer the questions on the worksheet. The worksheet includes ten questions and has an answer sheet for the teacher. The worksheet can be used to generate classroom discussion or be used as homework. Feel free to modify this assignment as needed for your classes.