Unit 2: The Gilded Age: Industrialization, Immigration, and Urbanization Content Standards and History Skills



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Unit 2: The Gilded Age: Industrialization, Immigration, and Urbanization
Content Standards and History Skills:

  • 11.2 The rise of industrialization, large-scale urban growth and massive immigration.

  • Sourcing, Corroboration and Using Evidence to support a given position.


Essential Question: How did the rise of industrialization, large-scale urban growth and massive immigration change the face of America?
Objective Questions:

  1. List and describe factors leading to the Industrial Revolution in America i.e. new technology, business models and inventions

  2. Analyze how corporate America emerged during the Gilded Age.

  3. Explain how the working class responded to industrialization.

  4. Classify the factors that led to the increase of European and Asian immigration during the Gilded Age.

  5. Examine the effects immigration had on Americans’ attitudes towards new immigrants.

  6. List the various factors that led to urbanization (growth of cities)

  7. Describe how the American landscape changed due to urbanization.

  8. Discuss how social consciousness changed as a result of urbanization during the Gilded Age.


Essential Vocabulary:


INDUSTRIALIZATION
Inventors and Inventions (p.245-246)

  • Alexander Graham Bell

  • Thomas Edison

  • Nikola Tesla (notes/classwork)

  • Bessemer Process (notes/classwork)

  • Light Bulb

  • Telephone

Big Business (p. 248-249)

  • Entreprenuers (245)

  • Laissez-Faire (245)

  • Corporation

  • Vertical Integration

  • Horizontal Integration

  • Monopoly

  • Robber Baron

  • Captains of Industry (notes/classwork)

  • Andrew Carnegie



  • J.D. Rockefeller (notes/classwork)


Labor (p. 249-251)

  • Industrial Union

  • American Federation of Labor

  • Samuel Gompers

  • Homestead Strike (notes/classwork)


IMMIGRATION (p. 255- 258)


  • Old Immigrants (notes/classwork)

  • New Immigrants (notes/classwork)

  • Ellis Island

  • Angel Island

  • Nativism

  • Push Factors (notes/classwork)



  • Pull Factors (notes/classwork)

  • Chinese Exclusion Act



URBANIZATION (p. 258-261)
Physical Changes

  • Pacific Railway Act (246)

  • Transcontinental Railroad (244)

  • Skyscrapers

  • Tenements


Political Changes

  • Political Machines

  • The Jungle (336)

  • Graft

  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890 (275)

Social Changes


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