Easy-to-correct worksheets plus a final test designed to go with every episode of "The Men Who Built America,"
a highly engaging History Channel series covering the industrialization of the United States. Plus, five different crossword puzzle reviews to help students think back over the entire series as they prepare for the final test -- or just for fun!
MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA WORKSHEETS DESIGNED FOR CLASSROOM CONVENIENCE
This worksheet set contains 4 multiple-choice worksheets, each covering one 80-85 minute episode of the series. However, because a class period is frequently less than an hour, each of these worksheets is also divided into a first half and last half. This will let teachers easily show a segment and review answers all within a single class period.
EASILY WORKS WITH BOTH WAYS THE SERIES IS SHOWN
The Netflix version of The Men Who Built America uses these 80-85 minute-long episodes. However, sometimes when the series airs on the History Channel, it is presented as eight 40-45 minute shorter episodes instead of four "double episodes." Because I have split the double episodes in half when making the worksheets, however, this worksheet set will still work perfectly, even if your classroom showing uses the eight episode structure.
WHAT YOU THESE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA WORKSHEETS INCLUDE
----More than 65 questions covering Episode 1
----More than 60 questions covering Episode 2
----More than 50 questions covering Episode 3
----More than 70 questions covering Episode 4
----A final exam about the entire series: 80 questions drawn from the previous episode-based sets
----Four unique "basic" level crossword puzzles that cover the entire series
----One "Mega-Massive" advanced level crossword puzzle that covers the entire series; the mega-massive puzzle is a combination of the previous four review puzzles and works great for comprehensive review, extra credit, differentiated learning for high-level learners, or activity for students to do when there's a sub!
Hundreds of questions in all!
WHERE TO FIND THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA
The series plays regularly on the History Channel and is also playing on Netflix. It can also be found on other streaming sites -- a simple Google search may be the best way to find places where it is currently available.
ABOUT THE STRUCTURE OF THE SERIES
The Men Who Built America starts with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and goes forward in mostly chronological order until the breakup of Standard Oil in the early decades of the 20th century.
HISTORY TOPICS COVERED IN THESE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA WORKSHEETS
---Devastation of the Civil War
---Cornelius Vanderbilt's railroad empire
---John D. Rockefeller's kerosene monopoly
---Andrew Carnegie's steel empire
---JP Morgan's banking interests and eventual electricity monopoly
---Thomas Edison's DC power and Nikola Tesla's AC power
---Working conditions during the Gilded Age
---Early unionization and strikes, including the Homestead Steel Strike
---William Jennings Bryan's populist campaign on behalf of the American worker
---Rise of Theodore Roosevelt to the presidency
---Anti-trust legislation and Roosevelt's early moves against trusts and monopolies
---The rise of mass production including the assembly line
---Henry Ford's fight against patent monopolies
---The breakup of Standard Oil
---The new age of business regulation
---The creation of a prosperous middle class and the industrial readiness of the U.S. to assist the Allies when entering WWi
WINNER OF TWO EMMY AWARDS, The Men Who Built America is a really fantastic way to get students interested in the way the Industrial Revolution unfolded in the United States -- and how it affected both the "titans," and the common man!
LOOKING FOR AN EDITABLE VERSION FOR MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA WORKSHEETS? OR AN EXAMVIEW VERSION THAT WILL LET YOU DELIVER QUESTIONS ELECTRONICALLY?
If all you want to do is print out worksheets for The Men Who Built America, then the current product is the best option for you. However, if you would like to edit the worksheets to suit yourself or use Examview files for electronic delivery, then you might prefer this version of the worksheets:
The Men Who Built America: Editable Worksheets and Examview Files for All Episodes plus Final Test
(Please note, the Editable/Examview version does not contain the crossword puzzle reviews.)
LOOKING FOR WORKSHEETS ONLY FOR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE SERIES?
These might be just the ticket:
The Men Who Built America Worksheets for Episode 1 -- A New War Begins
The Men Who Built America Worksheets for Episode 2 -- Bloody Battles
The Men Who Built America Worksheets for Episode 3 -- Changing the Game
The Men Who Built America Worksheets for Episode 4 -- When One Ends, Another Begins
Clicking on any of the links above will also let you see in more detail what each of the 4 episodes covers.
SAVE MONEY BY BUNDLING
Purchased separately, the four episode worksheets plus the final test would cost almost $14.00 but the Examview/Editable bundle is offered at the bargain price of 9.99 and this PDF Worksheet Bundle is even less than that, even as it includes additional content in the form of five different Men Who Built America crossword puzzles!
Video Worksheets by Elise Parker