Turning Points in American History
This series charts the history of the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries by focusing on the causes, events, and consequences of important events or movements in American and world history . All lessons are designed to take between one and two weeks depending on their length.
Part one of the series helps students to understand the reasons behind the outbreak of the Civil War as well as some of the consequences in the aftermath of that conflict. Lessons include:
1 – The Industrial Revolution
2 – The Cotton Boom
3 – Western Expansion & The Mexican American War
4 – Causes of the Civil War
5 – Gettysburg
6 – The Southern Surrender
7 – The Transcontinental Railroad
8 – Plessy v. Ferguson
This download includes worksheets, a presentation, essay sheet, and crossword to teach about the industrial revolution in the United States.
Please download the preview sheet for more details about the unit.
Other eras in the same series include:
1 - The Rise to Global Power - The history of the United States during the later decades of the 19th century with the growth of corporations, imperialism, and progressivism. The unit concludes with a study of the First World War.
2 - The Inter-war Years - The impacts of Prohibition, the Great Depression, and the New Deal on life in the United States.
3 - World War Two - The rise of Fascism and nationalism and the reasons for the early victories, and eventual defeats of Germany and Japan.
4 - The Cold War & Civil Rights Era - Struggles for freedom both at home and abroad as well as in impacts of the Space Race.
5 - The Modern World - The impacts of conflict in the Middle East, the information revolution, and War on Terror on life in the early 21st century.