Welcome to the Gilded Age


Big Idea: Bittersweet

Gilded Age Notes

Gilded Age Essential Questions

Class work: Assignment 1:
Go to the website: http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com. Use this website to come up with an idea to organize the terms below. However, if you would like to just create a Google Document and share it with me, that would be fine. Share it with greg.r.lehr@gmail.com.

Create a type of organizer or something over these terms:

- Labor unions

- Samuel Gompers

- Haymarket riot

- Mother Jones

- Industrial Workers of the World

- Eugene Debs

*You must include what the term means and how this has impacted the world we live in today.

*Use the following information to help you with the assignment:

- Go to: ABC-Clio: http://search.ebscohost.com/

User ID: newton Password: railers

- Click on ABC-CLIO Databases (the one on the bottom)

- Click on the American History box on the left

- Click on Explore an Era and scroll down to the Gilded Age

Assignment 2:

Listen to the song "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister and read the lyrics while you listen to the song. You'll have to open another tab to listen to both the song and read the lyrics.

- Answer the following questions by sharing a Google Doc with me at greg.r.lehr@gmail.com.

1) How does this song fit the Labor Union movement and the Gilded Age in general?
2) Find another song that you think fits the Labor Union or any part of the Gilded Age and tell me why.
Assignment 3:
When you are finished with the work found above, look through the powerpoint found here over the Gilded Age and Populism:

Robber Barons or Captains of Industry? Courtesy of Mr. Brent Glann


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