Research Project Menu
This lesson will allow students to research a specific aspect of the changes in the United States during the 19th Century. The assignment allows the students to write an essay outline or a research paper. However, because the file is completely editable, you can customize the assignment to best fit the needs of your students.
The project menu contains 10 different essay prompts with based on the following topics:
The Antebellum South
The Transcendentalist Movement
Religious Revivals and Reform Movements
The Captains of Industry: Morgan, Carnegie, and Rockefeller
The Rise of Industry
Immigration during the late 1800s
Causes of the Progressive Movement
Civil Rights comparison of the NAACP and Tuskegee Institute
Each essay prompt also contains an identified directive word, context explanation, and suggested terminology that the students should include in their writing.
1. Assignment sheet with a description of the assignment itself, directions and space to insert due dates to scaffold the work, essay prompts, and source citation information.
2. A directive word handout to help students respond to the prompts.
3. Two different options for grading rubrics.
4. An essay outline template for the students to fill out.
*All items are editable