Men Who Built America

Men Who Built America
Men Who Built America
Men Who Built America
Men Who Built America
Men Who Built America
Men Who Built America
Men Who Built America
Men Who Built America
Grade Levels
Resource Type
Product Rating
File Type

Compressed Zip File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

10 MB|8 pages
Product Description

You can use my Men Who Built American Product in your US History or Writing Class. This is an assignment that I created seeing the need for a good explanation of big business in the 1800's. It includes an 8-page download, steps, free link to video and more.

"I bought this lesson for 2 classes at 2 levels. I will use it for my 9th grade World History class. I will use parts of it for my 12th grade Econ class. It was a good buy. I will check this teacher's lessons next time I am looking."

UPDATED: I added a writing assignment to this bundle. It will extend the assignment beyond the classroom. The students produce something valuable that helps reflect on their lives as well as analyze the videos they have watched. I have also added a generic guide for those that just want to show 1 episode.

This product is also included in a bundle that has all of my best-selling FIRST SEMESTER OF US HISTORY or try my THE WHOLE YEAR OF US HISTORY

- 8-page download

- 7 STEPS in ONE Guide

- Notes page - to copy for each episode

- Character trait list for different assignments

- How would you live differently based on what you know from this series sheet?

- Generic guide for each episode - 15 questions

- Multi-Paragraph Writing assignment

- History Channel free guide PDF

The video series does a great job of explaining the second Industrial Revolution which is one of the reasons I really like. The series gives a great focus to the CHARACTER qualities of these men and how they made their fortunes.

It did not happen overnight but a unique set of circumstances presented themselves and these men took advantage of that. I like to call it LUCK meeting OPPORTUNITY with a lot of hard work. Enjoy the assignment as it is meant to be done inside and outside of class.

LESSON PLANS: I intro the video with my Industrial Revolution PPT which I will include a link. After teaching the Industrial Revolution I begin the MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA series. In class, the students will have to take at least a half page of notes for each episode and then complete the video guide outside of class. I typically collect everything together a day after I finish the video series. As another option, I have included a character lesson plan on things that may have stood out to the students in the video that they may want to implement into their lives. Feel free to make any adjustments as I am including the original word document file for this purchase.

WHERE TO WATCH: It used to be on youtube but it got taken down. I did see it on eBay for 12.00 with free shipping and it is on Amazon Prime as well for FREE if you have an Amazon Prime account.

HERE IS THE FREE OPTION: (who knows how long it will be available)



US History, History Channel, Men Who Built America, Progressive Era, Project, ESL, Brent Pillsbury, Social Studies, Education, common core standards

If you like this product check out my other writing assignments / activities. This product is part of my Other Progressive Industrial lessons

Make sure to check out my blog: Social Studies MegaStore Blog


How to get TPT credit to use on future purchases:

• Please go to your My Purchases page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase you'll see a Provide Feedback button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. Each time you give feedback, TPT gives you feedback credits that you use to lower the cost of your future purchases. I value your feedback greatly as it helps me determine which products are most valuable for your classroom so I can create more for you. ☺

Do you like this style of teaching? Be the first to know about my new discounts, freebies and product launches:

• Look for the green star next to my store logo and click it to become a follower. Voila! You will now receive email updates about this store. ☺


© Social Studies MegaStore. This purchase is for you and your classroom. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote

Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
Report this Resource
Digital Download
More products from  Social Studies MegaStore
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up