Unit: America at the Turn of the Century: Inventors, Immigration, and Indignation

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Unit Description

The period from the end of the 1800's through the early 1900's was a time of great change in the United States. The following unit explores major topics such as immigration and America's expansion both in territory and political influence during this time period. In addition, the unit also investigates how cultural figures and the advancement of technology affected people's lives at the turn of the century.

Lessons

Edison and Bell Resources: 15

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT begin to describe how technology changed at the turn of the 20th century. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain what Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell invented, and how these inventions changed the way people lived.

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Wright Brothers and George Washington Carver Resources: 10

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT describe how technology changed at the turn of the 20th century. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain what the Wright Brothers and George Washington Carver invented, and how these inventions change the way people lived.

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Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh Resources: 8

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain how the inventions of Henry Ford changed culture in America. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT analyze how the transatlantic flight changed the world and brought people from different cultures together more easily. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain how specialization helped people be more productive.

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Inventors Exam Resources: 4

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT describe the roles of the inventors in the early 20th century and how their inventions still have an affect on society today.

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The Spanish-American War and America's Expansion Resources: 6

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain how America expanded its role in the world during the Presidency of William McKinley.

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Theodore Roosevelt and the Panama Canal Resources: 5

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain how American expanded its role in the world during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.

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Immigration in America: Reasons for Immigrating to America Resources: 7

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain why people emigrated to the United States at the turn of twentieth century.

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Immigration in America: Arriving in America Resources: 7

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT describe the process many immigrants went through when immigrating to the United States.

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Immigration in America: Life in America Resources: 6

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT describe what life was like for many immigrants when they came to America at the turn of the 20th century.

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American Expansion and Immigration Exams Resources: 9

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT display their knowledge of the topic immigration at the turn of the 20th century. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT display their knowledge of the topic America’s rise to power at the turn of the 20th century.

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Unit Resources

America at the Turn of the Century - Lesson 10 - American Expansion and Immigration Exam - American Expansion Exam Answer Key.pd  
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America at the Turn of the Century Unit - Lesson 10 - American Expansion and Immigration Exams - Immigration Exam Answer Key.pdf  
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