Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson explores the rise of big business during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Students will gain an understanding and analyze the technological, organizational, and economic factors that led to the rise of big business and its effects through a historical narrative, primary sources, the lives of Gilded Age businessmen, and several dynamic activities. Students will better understand the role of business in American society in history and today.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Property Rights; Equality; Rule of Law; Limited Government Constitution; Supreme Court; Court Cases; Personal Liberty. Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.His.1.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Analyze connections among events and developments in broader historical contexts.

D2.His.2.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Analyze change and continuity in historical eras.

D2.His.4.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Analyze complex and interacting factors that influenced the perspectives of people during different historical eras.
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