The Impact of the Industrial Revolution
Students learn about the Industrial Revolution in America and how it changed different aspects of the country. Then, they learn about the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the cities. Finally, they write a description about what life was like for an immigrant living and working in one of the cities during the Industrial Revolution.
The Economy of the Northern States
Students learn about the technological developments of the Industrial Revolution and how those developments impacted the economy of the North. Then, they select a key invention or innovation from this time and research it further.
Social Impact of the Industrial Revolution
Students learn about the social class structure that existed during the Industrial Revolution. Then, they learn about the living and working conditions of the working class. Finally, students write an op-ed article about the need for improved living conditions in tenement housing.
Attitudes Toward Immigrants and African Americans
Students learn about the impact that immigration had on the country during the Industrial Revolution and how the immigrants and African Americans living in the North were treated. Then, they select a specific immigrant group for further study.
The Economy of the Southern States
Students learn about the agricultural economy of the southern states. Then they explore the cotton gin's effect on slavery and the economy of the South. Finally, students evaluate the correlation between cotton production and the growth of slavery by producing a bar graph and they learn about the importance of interchangeable parts.
Students learn about the society of the southern states during the early to mid-1800s, including how the environment contributed to the agriculturally-based economy and way of life. Then, they evaluate a chart about the different social classes found in the South in the mid-1800s. Finally, they elaborate on the impact of slavery on southern society.
Slaves and Freedmen
Students learn about the social, economic, and political conditions of free and enslaved African Americans. Then, they conduct research into the Dred Scott Supreme Court case.