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Teacher Name Tino Barajas, “The Gilded Age”

& Lesson Plan Title:

TEKS: 113.41.c.3.B: analyze economic issues such as industrialization, the growth of

TEKS railroads, the growth of entrepreneurship and the pros and cons of big business.

Students will…
• Analyze factors that led to the Second Industrial Revolution
• Study charts and graphs to compare the US before and after
Learning Objectives:
• Create personal accounts for iconic entrepreneurs
• Reflect on similarities/differences of the US during the Gilded Age to today

Essential Question(s): Does the term “Gilded Age” accurately describe the state of the country from 1870-
1900? Why or why not?

Students will read and analyze the following:

Population data from the US Census

Photographs from the Gilded Age
Female worker account from a garment factory in 1900
Almanac: Andrew Carnegie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiPAeb9zupI
John D. Rockefeller- First Billionaire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poYLnPheYNw
The Men Who Built America: The Rise of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Intro to The Gilded Age Time: 10


Short entrepreneur biographies + Tinder assignment Time: 8



Conclusion to the Gilded Age Time: 5


Reflection Time: 7
In-class Assessment: “Tinder” accounts

Homework: Last question on handout

Assessment: Time: n/a