Play: The Gilded Age

Play: The Gilded Age
Play: The Gilded Age
Play: The Gilded Age
Play: The Gilded Age
Play: The Gilded Age
Play: The Gilded Age
Play: The Gilded Age
Play: The Gilded Age
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In this Reader's Theater activity, students imagine what it would be like if all the great Captain's of Industry, or Robber Barons, met to discuss the social, political, and economic problems of their day. Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, and J.P Morgan come to debate the meaning of laissez faire capitalism, Social Darwinism, and the role of unions in the workforce. The play helps students to see the human stories behind the wealthiest who made the Gilded Age while including vocabulary essential to the New York State Regents exam. Students will take on a role and read from a script that has wit and humor to ensure engagement. The questions after the play have been differentiated so that teachers may slowly move up Bloom's Taxonomy and check for understanding at all levels. This play could also become the start for a discussion on the role of government intervention in the economy. I hope your students enjoy this play as much as mine did!
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8 pages
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40 minutes
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