This Google product contains the first of five lessons from the Immigration and Industry period from 1865 to 1914 in the United States.
- Analyze the factors that encouraged industrialization in the United States in the late 1800's.
- Explain how new inventions, scientific discoveries, and technological innovations fueled growth and improved the standard of living.
Lesson includes the following:
1. Innovation Boosts Growth presentation - (21 slides, 2 charts, 1 map, 2 short videos, and 7 pictures)
- American Industry Grows
- Innovation Drives Economic Development
- Video explaining the Bessemer Process (1 min:11 sec)
- Video explaining the construction and impact of the Brooklyn Bridge (1 min:56 sec)
2. Student Notes for presentation - Form
- 8 questions
- Assign this at the beginning of the presentation.
- Students will follow along and complete the sentences on the form.
- They will submit for easy grading.
3. Reading comprehension questions on a form.
- 8 questions
- Includes text of the lesson
4. Short answer questions on a doc.
- 5 questions
- Students will summarize, analyze interactions among events, draw conclusions, identify supporting details, and analyze graphs.
5. Interactive Map and Gallery: Railroads & Inventions in the Late 1800's
- This product is a Google form and doc linked to an interactive map of the railroads and an interactive gallery on the inventions in the late 1800's.
- Students can answer the questions on the form while exploring the interactive map and gallery.
- Then, students will answer the 5 short answer questions on the doc.
- Students will learn about:
- Railroads impacted economic development in major cities in the late 1800's.
- Major inventions of the late 1800's impacted society.
- Chicago, Las Vegas, St. Louis, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh.
- Samuel Morse's telegraph (1844)
- Elias Howe's sewing machine (1846)
- Elisha Otis's safety elevator (1852)
- Thomas Edison's light bulb (1880)
This product is editable and the questions and answer options have been shuffled on the forms.
This is lesson number 1 out of 5 US: Immigration and Industry (1865-1914)
1. Innovation Boosts Growth
2. Challenges Faced by the South in the late 1800's
3. Big Business Rises
4. The Organized Labor Movement
5. The New Immigrants
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