This highly-engaging activity can be used as an introduction, a supplemental activity alongside teaching the 2nd Industrial Revolution, or for review. It covers the inventors and entrepreneurs that shaped the Second Industrial Revolution. It is a “Gallery Walk” or “Stations” activity which involves students completing the graphic organizer with the information from the text. It is as simple as printing the graphic organizers and information sheets, posting the information sheets around your classroom, or at stations, and then having students move through each one and complete the graphic organizers. This activity can also be used as a “Task Card” activity in which multiple copies of the information sheets are in a central location and students take one at a time to complete the graphic organizer.
SS.912.A.3.2: Examine the social, political, and economic causes, course, and consequences of the second Industrial Revolution that began in the late 19th century.
SS.912.A.3.4: Determine how the development of steel, oil, transportation, communication, and business practices affected the United States economy.
SS.912.A.3.5: Identify significant inventors of the Industrial Revolution including African Americans and women.
SS.912.A.3.6: Analyze changes that occurred as the United States shifted from agrarian to an industrial society.
Clarification of Benchmarks:
1. Students will analyze and/or explain the social and/or political causes and/or conditions in government, society, and the economy that contributed to the Second Industrial Revolution.
2. Students will explain and/or evaluate the significance of events, movements, and people in American society prior to and/or during the Second Industrial Revolution.
3. Students will analyze and/or evaluate the human experience during the Second Industrial Revolution.
4. Students will identify the new industries and/or economic innovations of the Second Industrial Revolution and their impact on American economy and society.
5. Students will identify the significant inventors of the Second Industrial Revolution.