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This webquest allows students learn about the start and impact of the oil industry in Titusville, Pennsylvania. Titusville and the Start of the Oil Industry Webquest uses a very student friendly website that covers the start of the oil industry from the 1850s to the early 1900s. Please check out the website by clicking on the link below:
The following topics are covered in this webquest:
Discovery of oil in Pennsylvania
Story of Edwin L. Drake
John D. Rockefeller and the oil refineries
Development of the early natural gas industry
Impact of the discovery of oil at Titusville
The webquest contains 25 questions and is a great way to introduce the importance of oil to industrialization and its role in developing the United States. An answer sheet is included for the teacher. A QR code is included along with the traditional website link. The webquest will take most students at least 15 to 35 minutes to complete depending on age. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.