Us history Unit 1- ch 17-18 The Economy and Society in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

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Unit 1- Ch 17-18

The Economy and Society in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Day 1 8/26:

Objective: Understand the sources of industrial growth

Activities: Quickwrite, Discussion, Work!

QW: Is the growth of business good for society? Why?

HW: Read p.453-462 answer question

  1. What were the sources of industrial growth?

Day 2 8/28:

Objective: Discuss capitalism and its critics

Activities: Pairwork, Discussion, Discuss map on p 460, Work!

QW: Define Bessemer process, Taylorism, assembly line, horizontal and vertical integration, holding company

HW: Read p. 463-468 answer question

  1. How do Social Darwinism and the Gospel of Wealth fit together (do they??)? Do you find the criticisms of capitalism valid? Why (not)?

Day 3 9/2:

Objective: Understand the difficulties and opportunities open to American workers

Activities: QW, Discussion, Work

QW: 1. Who was Horatio Alger? Was his story valid? Is it valid today? Why?

  1. What is a monopoly?

Research Andrew Carnegie DBQ

Finish Research and Questions

Day 4 9/4:

Objective: Evaluate Andrew Carnegie


HW: Read p. 468-475 answer questions

  1. How were unions a reaction to working conditions?

  2. Were strikes legitimate tools of unions/workers?

  3. Why were unions ultimately weak?

Day 5 9/8:

Objective: Understand urban growth in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Activities: HW review (pair share), video, quiz, work

Quiz Question: Is the growth of business good for society? Why?

HW: p. 480-483, Answer question

  1. What factors combined to attract great numbers of people to American cities? What were the characteristics of these migrants? How did these migrants change once they were in the United States? How did they change America, cities or otherwise?

Day 6 9/10:

Objective: Discuss the strains of urban life in America

Activities: Pair-share HW, discussion, work

HW: p. 485-492

  1. How did rapid urban growth contribute to government mismanagement, inadequate housing, and poor health and safety conditions?

Day 7 9/14:

Objective: Discuss the rise of consumer culture, leisure and technology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Activities: QW, Pair-share HW, discussion, work

QW: QW, Discuss HW, Lecture (Triangle Shirt Waist)

QW: What is a political machine and “boss?”

HW: p. 492-501

  1. List the technological and consumer changes at the end of the 19th century. How did they change America?

Day 8 9/16:

Objective: Discuss changes in American culture at the end of the 19th century.

Activities: QW, Lecture (consumerism), video

QW: Was the change to mass culture and consumerism good for Americans?

HW: 501-507

  1. How did education change in the US? Was it for the good? Explain.

Day 9 9/18:

Objective: Discuss politics at the end of the 19th century

Activities: Pair-Share HW, video, work

HW: Take home quiz! 5 paragraph essay

Why do many consider the late 19th century and early 20th century the “age of the city?” Was it a positive time?

Day 10 9/22:

Objective: Review and Quiz


Quiz, Grade Quiz

HW: Finish 5paragraph essay

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