Isn’t It Exciting? (The American Industrial Revolution and Urbanization)

This Isn’t It Exciting? (The American Industrial Revolution and Urbanization) unit also includes:

America was built on the ingenuity, work ethic, and foresight of our ancestors. Sixth graders learn about the complex Gilded Age in American history, including the prominent inventors and captains of industry, and how they all connect through a set of project-based lessons.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Choose the parts of the resource that are most relevant to your unit on the Industrial Revolution
  • Set up stations with different activities for small groups to cycle through
  • Make the newspaper project a long-term assignment for learners to add to throughout the unit
Classroom Considerations

  • The unit includes 13 lessons that require 50 minute class periods; however, you can alter the schedule according to the needs of your curriculum
  • The final lesson requires three class periods
Pros

  • Provides answer keys for the assessments and worksheets
  • Includes all necessary worksheets and auxiliary materials 
  • Covers a wide variety of concepts from the time period
Cons

  • None