Lesson Ten: The Gilded Age

Lesson Plan

Students analyze period ads and political cartoons to understand the impact of new technologies on the development
of cities and the growth of consumer goods during the late 19th century. They use textbooks, library references,
websites and other resources to learn about industrial leaders, and classify them as captains of industry or robber
Lesson 10: The Gilded Age (PDF file)

Teacher Resources:

(PDF files)
Carnation Ad Image

Rumley Lines Ad Image

Student Handouts:

Handout 10.1: Leaders of Industry

Lesson Websites:


Additional Lesson Resources:

Carnegie & Rockerfeller Audio Lecture (3:38) from Teaching American History

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