The Second Industrial Revolution the Gilded Age Pear Deck Compatible


Grade Levels
6th – 9th
Social Studies – History, U.S. History
Resource Type
Activities, Cooperative Learning
Formats Included
Zip, Google Apps™
5 page handout + 14 digital slides

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With this activity, students will analyze the reasons why the Second Industrial Revolution developed in the United States. This lesson is meant to serve as one of the introductory lessons for the Gilded Age. Teachers should use the ideas presented on each slide to collect prior knowledge from students, annotate the slides, and then build on student understanding. Students will also learn about the major technological inventions of the Gilded Age. This lesson can be utilized with Pear Deck, but it is not required. For an exit ticket, students will use an assistive drawing website to create an image that represents the changes that occurred during the Second Industrial Revolution. You can view more in the preview here.

Included in this resource:

  • A handout for students – Google Slides version (editable), PowerPoint (editable), and a PDF version with corresponding presentation
  • A digital version of the lesson for Pear Deck with a more concise printed handout if needed
  • A lesson plan for implementation

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