This video worksheet allows students learn about the accomplishments of the railroad tycoon James J. Hill. The video clip is only six minutes long, but it is packed full of information that will keep your students engaged.
This video worksheet works great as a “Do Now Activity” or as a complement to any lecture or lesson plan on industrialization in Minnesota or America in general. The worksheet helps students understand the impact James J. Hill had on America during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The video is great for visual learners and helps break up class time so students are more focused throughout the entire period. My students love these short engaging videos and have a better understanding of American and Minnesota History.
This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is hand out the worksheet to the students and play the video from the following website below. You can also download the video right to your computer from the website.
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The worksheet is labeled (Minnesota History: James J. Hill in Six Minutes Video Worksheet)
Students watch the video and answer the questions on the worksheet. The worksheet includes 8 questions and has an answer sheet for the teacher. A QR code is also included for students. I recommend pausing the video at times to allow students to reflect and answer questions. 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.
All of the Minnesota lesson plans listed below are in my Minnesota History Webquests and Lesson Plan Collection
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James J. Hill in Six Minutes Video Worksheet
Industrialization and the Minnesota Iron Range PowerPoint
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Great Lakes’ Shipping History Webquest
Industrialization in the 1800s: Industry and Farming in Minnesota
Industrialization: Early 1900s Logging and Logging Camps Webquest
Laura Ingalls Wilder Biographical Webquest
Scandinavian Immigration to American Webquest
Minnesota Immigration Journal (Early 1900s)
Lindberg Files the Atlantic 1927 Primary Source Worksheet
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Great Lakes in 4 Minutes Video Worksheet
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Fort Snelling Webquest
The Fur Trade 1600s to Early 1800s Webquest
Colonization: Voyageurs and the Fur Trade Webquest
Women and the Fur Trade Worksheet
Rivers and Canals 1800s American Transportation Webquest
Native American History in Minnesota
Jeffers Petroglyphs Minnesota
Mississippian Culture PowerPoint
Native Americans: Mississippian Mound Building Culture Webquest
Ojibwa, Anishinabe, Chippewa Daily Life Journal
Dakota or Sioux Journal Activity: The Fur Trade 1830
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