Clinton High School
Unit 19-21: Changes in America in the Late 1800s
C Layer: Choose 1 assignment for each objective. Due date: _________
Summarize the changes to cultures in the west.
Write a speech about the actions of whites and how they are disrupting
the lives of the Native Americans RUBRIC
Create a chart outlining 3 ways that the West changed in this era
Build a timeline of events over this unit. RUBRIC
Explain how the business world evolved in the United States during this
Create a list of 5 changes in the business world during this era and
Complete an oral presentation to the teacher and your group as Andrew
Carnegie or John D. Rockefeller that explains what you did and how you
changed business in this era.
Outline the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the United States’
economy and culture.
Write a half page narrative as if you are living in a city during this
era. Explain how the Industrial Revolution affected your life and the
lives of your family members.
Create a t-chart outlining the positives and negatives of the
Industrial Revolution on society during this era.
Analyze the effects of immigration during the 1800s on the economy and
population in the US.
Interpret and create a chart based on population growth during the late 1800s.
information about immigration during the 1800s. Students will create a
chart and will have to describe the different parts of their chart
Summarize the changes made in the lives of people during the late
1800s. Include advancements in society and how they would have affected
Choose 3 advancements you think are most important to this era. Justify
Choose an invention or advancement in society during this time. Make
comparisons to an advancement or invention we use today in terms of
impact of society, usefulness, etc.
Students will know terms and people related to the U.S. in the late
Create a crossword puzzle using 15 terms/people. Have someone complete
and sign it.
Create a chart of 10 terms/people and provide a description of why each
Layer: Complete the required assignment. Due Date: __________
Group project: Create a video News Program to be posted online on
TeacherTube. Details will come the day before the project begins. RUBRIC
Layer: Choose 1 assignment from each grouping. Due Date: __________
else in the world are a people’s culture becoming extinct? Find an
example and compare what is happening to that culture to what happened
to the Plains Indians.
changes are happening in the business world today? Find out what the
current trends are in the U.S. business world today and compare to that
of 100 years ago.
Immigration is a major issue in the U.S. today. What is each side
saying? Which side would you lean towards and why?
lives are being changed daily. What factors do you believe
are having the greatest impact on changing the way we live today?
Students are required to involve parents in their education. Students will have parents sign their unit sheets after the A Layer has been graded.
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