The Gilded Age Viewing Guide PBS American Experience


Social Studies – History, U.S. History
Grade Levels
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Resource Type
Activities, Handouts, Movie Guides
Zip (4 MB|9 pages)

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This viewing guide provides a great overview to the Gilded Age series from PBS’s American Experience. I love these videos because they utilize primary sources to tell the story of U.S. History. You can view more in the preview here.

Topics include:

The Industrial Age | Andrew Carnegie | Alva Vanderbilt | Henry George | J.P. Morgan | Mary Lease | The Populist Party | Herbert Spencer | Social Darwinism | The Homestead Strike | The Panic of 1893 | The Election of 1896| William Jennings Bryan | William McKinley | Coxey’s Army

Included in this resource:

  • A PowerPoint Version (editable)
  • A PDF Version (not editable)
  • A Google Doc Version (provided on the front page by a link to make your own copy for editing)

* Younger students might need more of the resources filled in for them ahead of time. Therefore, you can edit the resource to meet the needs of your students.

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