Regulating Big Business

Regulating Big Business
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During the late 1800s, industries such as oil and railroads formed monopolies within their industry.  Business practices included raising prices when there was no competition and having influence in government.  Business leaders such as Rockefeller and Vanderbilt had an unfair advantage and critics wanted change. 

This lesson begins with addressing how Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” applied to business.  The worksheets included contain documents that look at both sides of whether or not big businesses were cruel.  These worksheets can be used to think-pair-share activities, cooperative learning assignments, or for independent practice.  Throughout the powerpoint there are explanations of activities and discussion questions to move the lesson along.   

The flexibility of these materials will allow you to blend activities from this product to lesson plans that you already use.

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Power point

Political Cartoon Graphic Organizer

Exit Ticket

4 Worksheets

Class notes

Teacher Guide

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Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Total Pages
31 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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