Turn of the Century Project
Turn of the Century Project
    In just thirty-five years, from the end of the Civil War to the twentieth century, America had changed dramatically from a war-torn country of farmers to an industrial giant. Fueling this incredible growth was the development of the railroad, steel and oil industries. Simultaneously, this industrial frenzy was joined with an explosion of inventions. At the turn of the century the face of the entire world was changing and America was at the heart of the change. However, along with progress came a price. Mark Twain wrote about this era in his novel, The Gilded Age. In it he describes how things looked beautiful on the surface, but cheap, base, and tarnished underneath. It is in this setting that we will take a close look at America and its influential citizens and the key issues of the time.
TASK: You will be playing the role of an influential historical figure that was alive during the turn of the century. You have been invited to attend a meeting of the minds by President Theodore Roosevelt at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City in 1905.
The President has invited some of the most prominent members of society in order to identify the most pressing issues of our nation and discuss the causes of each issue. Most important, the President is seeking remedies for each issue and desires input from all those in attendance.
Step I: Selecting your Historical Figure and Researching Biographical Information
You will have one-two class periods to find basic information on your character. Fill out the worksheet provided. This information will be used to create a video on your character. You will also use this information in your speech.
·         Historical Figures Link – go to this link to select your character.
·         Biographical Research Worksheet link – use this document to research your character.
 Step 2:  Researching the Issues -.
Now that you have found some information about your character, it is now time to research some of the key issues from the year 1905.  Attempt to be as thorough as you can with your answers as you will be using this information to help write your speech/issue paper.  Use the documents and PowerPoints at the bottom of this page to   help you answer the following issue worksheets
  • Issue 1:  The Two Sides of Money - Use  Socialdarwinism.pdf and Captains of Industry/Robber Barons Power Point located below under Project Documents - located at the bottom of this page.
  • Issue5: Labor                                                                                                                                                                           Bonus Issues - Research issues 6-7.  Be sure to focus on the years indicated.  Come up with 4-5 questions for each.  Always finish with a question that your character has to take a stance on the issue.  Each issue is worth up to 5 points extra credit.  The more detailed you are the more points you can earn.                                                                                                                                              
  •  Issue 6:  African American Rights  - focus on the years 1880-1910    
  •  Issue 7:  Native Americans - Years 1870-1910
  • Issue 8:  Temperance Movement - Years 1880-1910
 Step 3:  WeVideo - 25 points
  • You will be creating an WeVideo video for your introduction to your speech
  • To access their link they need to login to google –studentid#@student.asd20.org

    Password-computer login password

  • Use the following code to give you free access:  ZC7HPMNZ9I8S

  • WeVideo Link - see what needs to be in your video and how you will be graded

Step 4:  Writing your Speech/Paper - 50 points

 Step 5:  Presentation - 75 points

  • Go to the Presentation Rubric Link to see how you will be graded.
  • Presentation Due Dates:  Honors S2 and S3:  9/18 and 9/20  Honors B1 and B3: 9/19 and 9/21
  • Regular U.S.History Silver 1 due date:  9/24 and 9/26

Step 6:  Round Table Discussions




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