These 6 resources are a great starter bundle for a unit that introduces the changes to industry, labor, and business in America. Topics include but are not limited to: inventions, railroad, the Interstate Commerce Act, the assembly line, Carnegie, Rockefeller, JP Morgan, monopolies, Sherman Anti Trust Act, Gospel of Wealth, industrialism, Labor Union, the Haymarket Square Incident, and xenophobia. (In my current curriculum this aligns with the chapter "Industry Comes of Age").
In addition to the power point covering the above topics and more, you get a text and image analysis for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, a "create your own advertisement" activity, a primary source on the successful invention of the air conditioner with a creative writing assignment, a create your own corporation activity, and a primary source analysis with discussion questions on the transcontinental railroad.
To recap you get:
Chinese Exclusion Act Text and Image Analysis
Industry Comes of Age Power Point
Advertisement for an Invention
Transcontinental Railroad Primary Source Analysis
Inventions Primary Source Reading and News Article Creative Writing Assignment
Create Your Own Corporation Activity
***there is pertinent information in the power point presenter's notes, please make sure you look at them***
On slide 16, I try to have the students identify the items. On the top from left to right they are cash register, telephone, stock ticker, and on the bottom from left to right they are typewriter, light bulb, and toilet paper holder.
This is in my US History Mega Bundle 1
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