This activities packages gives students an in-depth overview of America following the Civil War. It covers such themes as immigration, treatment of the Natives, industrialization and Westward Expansion.
Includes ANSWER KEY!
Activity One: Mapping the new states
Activity Two: Filling in the Blanks (Treatment of Natives)
Activity Three: Online Simulation - Life of a Native (great resource)
Activity Four: Powerpoint on American Economic Growth
Activity Five: Profiling Rober Barons vs. Captains of Industry (Vanderbilt and Rockefeller)
Activity Six: Political Cartoon (influence of big business on democracy)
Activity Seven: Political Cartoon (treatment of immigrants)
Activity Eight: Movie review ("Far and Away")
- "The Men Who Built America" is also an excellent documentary that can be shown in conjunction with activity 5.
- "Reel Injun" is a documentary about how Natives are portrayed in movies. Good for an advanced class.
Consider some of my other resources!
American History Units and Bundles