Period 3 – U.S. History Honors Lesson Plan (4-2-2015)

U.S. History Header 2Unit:

Unit #1 – A Nation is Born / Unit #2 – Imperialism and Progressivism

Chapter #3 – The Birth of Modern America (1877 – 1900)

Section #3 – Immigration/Urbanization

Section #4 – Early Reforms in a Gilded Age

Chapter #5 – The Progressive Movement

Section #1 – The Roots of Progressivism

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will be able to examine the changing patterns of immigration from the 19th through the 20th centuries,  consider the challenges and contributions of immigrants, and analyze the “push” and “pull” influences of immigration (i.e. economic factors, advertising, political oppression, belief in social mobility) to 80% in 3 of 4 trials.

Today’s Objective:

Students will be analyzing the tension between the working class and the robber barons that culminated in the violent strike in Homestead, Pennsylvania.

Behavioral Norms (Student Developed):

1.  “Only one person talks at a time” – Noah  (23 votes – approved)

2. “Respect others opinions/ideas” – Rob (31 votes – approved)

3. “Stay on task” – Andrea ( 27 votes – approved)


Task #1 – Quick Quiz –

Question: What is important to remember about Rockefeller, Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and J.P. Morgan?

Task #2 – Set up a Cornell Note sheet of paper titled “Homestead, Pennsylvania”

Focus Question: What were the primary causes of the disruption in work at the Homestead Plant? What evidence can you find to support why both sides refused to back down?

Task #3 – Quick review of material from this unit.

Task #4 – Now I will be giving a video source on the violence that erupted at Homestead and what lead to it. Your job is to answer the focus question to the best of your ability. Make sure to only cite evidence drawn from today’s source or a primary source location.

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