Unit #2 - The Gilded Age
weather forecast for San Perlita TX weather forecast for San Perlita weather forecast by climaton.com
Unit #2/Six Weeks TEST
Review& Prepare for Unit #2/Six Weeks TEST
Tuesday, Sept. 29
Wednesday, Sept. 23
Thursday, Sept. 24
Friday, Sept. 25
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Wednesday, Sept. 9
Thursday, Sept. 10
Friday, Sept. 11
These two days will be used to review the
information and skills presented in this
unit and measure the objectives learned.
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Unit #2 - The Gilded Age
In Unit #2 students will study the Rise of Modern America.  They will
investigate the development of American industry.  The class will learn about
important people such as Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan and
others who helped shape modern America.  Students will also examine immigration,
and political corruption, as well as the social, political, and economic issues of the
late 19th and early 20th centuries.  
Monday, Sept. 14
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Wednesday, Sept. 16
Thursday, Sept. 17
Friday, Sept. 18
Unit Objectives
Unit Objectives
(1) History. The student understands the principles included in the Celebrate Freedom Week program. The student is expected to:
    (A) analyze and evaluate the text, intent, meaning, and importance of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution,
         including the Bill of Rights;
    (B) analyze and evaluate the application of these founding principles to historical events in U.S. history;
    (C) explain the meaning and historical significance of the mottos "E Pluribus Unum" and "In God We Trust."
(2) History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in U.S. history from 1877 to the present.
The student is expected to:
    (A) identify the major eras in U.S. history from 1877 to the present and describe their defining characteristics;
(3) History. The student understands the political, economic, and social changes in the United States from 1877 to 1898.
The student is expected to:
    (A) analyze political issues such as Indian policies, the growth of political machines, and civil service reform;
    (B) analyze economic issues such as industrialization, the growth of railroads, the growth of labor unions, farm issues, the cattle industry boom,
         the growth of entrepreneurship, and the pros and cons of big business;
    (C) analyze social issues affecting women, minorities, children, immigrants, and urbanization.
(12) Geography. The student understands the impact of geographic factors on major events. The student is expected to ;
    (A) analyze the impact of physical and human geographic factors on the Klondike Gold Rush, the Panama Canal, the Dust Bowl, and the levee failure in
           New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
(13) Geography. The student understands the causes and effects of migration and immigration on American society. The student is expected to:
    (A) analyze the causes and effects of changing demographic patterns resulting from migration within the United States, including
         western expansion, rural to urban, the Great Migration, and the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt;
    (B) analyze the causes and effects of changing demographic patterns resulting from immigration to the United States.
(14) Geography. The student understands the relationship between population growth and the physical environment. The student is expected to:
    (A) identify the effects of population growth and distribution on the physical environment;
(15) Economics. The student understands domestic and foreign issues related to U.S. economic growth from the 1870s to 1920.
    The student is expected to:
    (A) describe how the economic impact of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Homestead Act contributed to the close of the frontier in the
           late 19th century;
    (C) explain how foreign policies affected economic issues such as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the Open Door Policy, Dollar Diplomacy,
            and immigration quotas;
(23) Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to:
    (A) evaluate the contributions of significant political and social leaders in the United States such as Andrew Carnegie, Thurgood Marshall,
           Billy Graham, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Hillary Clinton;
(25) Culture. The student understands how people from various groups contribute to our national identity. The student is expected to:
    (B) describe the Americanization movement to assimilate immigrants and American Indians into American culture;
(26) Science, technology, and society. The student understands the impact of science, technology, and the free enterprise system on the
    economic development of the United States. The student is expected to:
    (A) explain the effects of scientific discoveries and technological innovations such as electric power, telephone and satellite communications,
           petroleum-based products, steel production, and computers on the economic development of the United States;
    (B) explain how specific needs result in scientific discoveries and technological innovations in agriculture, the military, and medicine;
    (C) describe the effect of technological innovations in the workplace such as assembly line manufacturing and robotics.
(27) Science, technology, and society. The student understands the influence of scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and the
    free enterprise system on the standard of living in the United States. The student is expected to:
    (A) analyze how scientific discoveries, technological innovations, space exploration, and the application of these by the free enterprise system
          improve the standard of living in the United States, including changes in transportation and communication;
Rise of Industry
Carnegie, Morgan, Rockefeller
Rich and Poor
Immigrants and Urban Growth
The Men Who Built America:
Blood is Spilled
The Men Who Built America:
A New Rival Emerges
The Men Who Built America:
A Rivalry is Born
The Men Who Built America:
Oil Strike
The Men Who Built America:
Owning It All
Corruption and Politics
DBQ: Andrew Carnegie
DBQ Essay
Minorities: Separate But Equal?
Supreme Court Case
Plessy v. Ferguson
Inventions and New Technology
Reading: Ch 9-1
Reading Review
Reading: Ch 10-2
Reading: Ch 10-1
Reading: Ch 9-3/4
Reading: Ch 10-3
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading: Ch 11-3
Reading Review
The Working Poor
Social Issue Analysis
Growth of the Cities
Child Labor
Economic Issues Analysis
Small Groups
Triangle Factory Fire
Gospel of Wealth
Video and Discussion
Making Connections
Study Guide
Understanding & Correcting
Test Mistakes
Last Day to Turn in Missing Work
Without the 30% Discount
Homework, Enrichment, and Alternate Assignments
ASVAB TESTING
The Men Who Built America:
Taking the White House
Read: Chapter 3-1
The Rise of Industry
Read: Chapter 3-4
Unions
Read: Chapter 3-3
Big Business
Read: Chapter 4-1
Immigration
Read: Chapter 4-2
Urbanization
Read: Chapter 4-3
Social Reform
Read: Chapter 4-4
Gilded Age Politics
Read: Chapter 4-5
Rise of Segregation
Unit #1 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Daily Activities
Day/Date
Assignments
PowerPoint
Mapskills
Writing
Video
Visually Based
Question
Test
Class/Group
Activity
Graphic
Organizer
Reading
Primary
Sources
Research
Notes
Review
Quiz
Document Based
Question
TRS
Resources
Reading
Small
Group
Notes and Discussion
Notes and Discussion
Video and Discussion
Video &
Discussion
Video and Discussion
Video and Discussion
Video and Discussion
Video and Discussion
Notes and Discussion
Notes and Discussion
Notes and Discussion
Celebrate
Freedom
Recite Opening of the
Declaration of Independence
Founding Documents
Founding Principles:  
Then & Now


As part of "Celebrate Freedom" Week, the class will explore the founding
documents of the United States. and the Founding Fathers.  Students will
analyze these documents and how they have shaped American history.  They
will evaluate how the founding principles have been upheld throughout history.
Unit #2a - Celebrate Freedom
Unit #2a - Celebrate Freedom
American Mottos
Monday, Sept. 21
Monday, Sept. 28
Notes and Discussion