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Middle School Assembly-Line Activities

by Jessica Westover
Teach middle school students about the importance of the industrial revolution through activities that involve assembly lines. Illustrate the innovation and effectiveness of an assembly line by setting up mini-factories in the classroom. As students participate in forming an assembly line, their und...

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Your secondary students will love this engaging and interactive activity! Students will simulate working on an assembly line during the Industrial Revolution. Students will compete to make toy soldiers. The teacher will act as the company manager, firing students if they are not performing. Turn up the heat and play the “Factory Sounds” sound clip included to simulate a real factory at the turn of the century. Detailed teacher and student directions are included. FUN! FUN! FUN!

American Imperialism PowerPoint. Many students may not realize that America had an empire (although not as large as Britain or France) and it is vital to inform them of that.

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This brief worksheet includes a biography of the famed millionaire robber baron Andrew Carnegie and a set of comprehension questions that gauge students' understanding of the reading and key concepts pf the Age of Industry. A great activity for younger students to bring reading into the classroom and have them relate their lives to that of Carnegie's at their age. Includes an answer key for your convenience.

This American Imperialism Packet with Primary Sources & Readings features an excellent Common core aligned lesson for imperialism!