Unit Seven Activities

Big Business Reading
Read and take notes over the essay “Entrepreneurs and Bankers: The Evolution of Corporate Empires.” Be prepared to discuss next class.

Captains of Industry or Robber Barons?
Download the worksheet here.

Gilded Age Politics
Using the readings available here, complete this graphic organizer.

The Indian Wars
Download the lecture slides here. Read and take notes in your spiral.

Industrialists DBE Practice
Using the DBE guidelines discussed in class, complete the DBE Planning Worksheet using this document packet. Using the completed planning worksheet, write the essay. The essay must incorporate all or all but one of the documents and it must be formatted as follows:

  1. The essay must be typed.
  2. 1 inch margins
  3. Arial or Times New Roman size 12 font
  4. Double spaced
  5. The title, your name, class period, and the date should appear on a separate title page
  6. The title should be in all caps, centered on the title page, approximately 1/3 of the page down from the top of the page
  7. Your name, class period, and the due date should appear on the title page, single spaced, approximately 1/3 of the page up from the bottom of the page
  8. Page numbers should be centered at the bottom of each page except the title page which should not be numbered

Populism: Agrarian Discontent During the Gilded Age
Summarize the farmers’ grievances during the Gilded Age on this graphic organizer as expressed in these documents.

Workers Strike Back: Early Labor Unions
Using the reading available here, complete this graphic organizer.