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Sunday, September 11, 2011

US HISTORY: September 12-16, 2011

MONDAY:
WARM UP: We just discussed the Civil War and Reconstruction which marks the beginning of the Modern Era in the US. Today we move to a new Unit: The Gilded Age. You have also started your projects. Write a paragraph about what work you have done and what work you will be doing this week.
OVERVIEW/OBJECTIVE: The Gilded Age This unit uses a conceptual lens of ESP (Economic, Social, and Political) change to explore the impact of expansion, industrialization, immigration and urbanization on Native Americans, workers, immigrants, and big business in the Gilded Age of the late 19th century.
ESSENTIAL UNDERSTANDING(S):
·         Industrialization and innovations/inventions increase productivity and create both positive and negative ESP change.
·         A variety of push/pull factors influence immigration/migration and urbanization patterns.
·         The motivation for expansion is often fueled by profit and at times leads to cultural conflict and denial of individual rights.
TO DO:
1) Warm Up
2) Break into groups for 5-10 mins to discuss/work on projects
3) Copy down Overview/Objective and Essential Understandings for this Unit
4) Vocabulary TAGXEDO
5) Introduce the GILDED AGE: The period from 1877 to 1900, named by Mark Twain, prosperous on the outside but corrupt and unequal beneath of the surface.
6) ESP (Economic, Social, and Political); ESPN (Economic, Social, Political, and eNvironmental)
7) See pics dealing with Economic Issues in the GILDED AGE.
MATERIALS NEEDED: Binder; Pen; Textbook
HOMEWORK: Continue to work on Civil War Project (DUE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2011); Define: Industrialization, Transcontinental Railroad, Labor Unions, Farm Issues (pg. 259), Free Enterprise, Big Business, Laissez-Faire Capitalism , and Entrepreneurship (DUE WEDNESDAY)

TUESDAY:
TAKE ATTENDANCE
***CLASSES MEET IN AUDITORIUM for “GETTING READY FOR COLLEGE” Program***
MATERIALS NEEDED: Pen; Something to take NOTES on

WEDNESDAY:
TAKE ATTENDANCE
WARM UP: Answer one (1): 1. What push/pull factors led to increased immigration and rapid urbanization in the late 19th century? 2. How did these population shifts affect life in American cities?
TO DO:
1) Grades Back/Warm Up
2) Work on projects for 5-10 mins
3) Continue with the Gilded Age
4) Populism; The Populist Movement
5) View population charts
MATERIALS NEEDED: Binder; Pen; Textbook
HOMEWORK: Continue working on Project; Define: Robber Barons, George Westinghouse, Cornelius Vanderbilt, George Pullman, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan (DUE FRIDAY)

THURSDAY:
WARM UP: Why were the Gilded Age titans of industry often referred to as robber barons?
TO DO:
1) Warm Up
2) Continue with the Gilded Age
3) Immigration and Political Issues
4) Graphic Organizer for Political Issues
5) Sherman Anti-Trust Act
MATERIALS NEEDED: Binder; Pen, Textbook

HOMEWORK: Continue working on Project and definitions (definitions due Friday)

FRIDAY:
TO DO:
1) Library
MATERIALS NEEDED: Binder; Pen
HOMEWORK: Continue working on Project (DUE in 1 WEEK)

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