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In this unit students will be focusing on the American society during the Gilded Age. Students will understand the rise of the Gilded Age through invention and technology. Students will see how progress includes opportunities and challenges and the relationship between technology and economic development. Students will be able to see the interdependence between environment and migration due to technological and economic development. During this unit students will also analyze the growth of business, labor unrest, immigration and social inequalities that are inevitable in human societies. The culminating performance assessment allows students to explore the complexities of society during this period.Repository CitationMcHenry, Caesie, "All That Glitters is not Gold (Gilded Age)" (2008). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 53.http://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/educ_understandings/53Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.


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