Chapter 9: 1877-1898 Inquiry Organizer
Compelling Question: How did a changing view of government’s responsibility during the Gilded Age affect American society?
|Supporting Question 1:How did rapid industrialization and the rise of big business affect American society and government?
|Supporting Question 2:How did reform movements respond to the rapid changes of the Gilded Age and what effect did they have on American society and culture?
|Supporting Question 3:How did migration to and within the United States during the Gilded Age provide opportunities as well as spark conflict?
Unit 5 Essay Activity How did a changing view of government’s responsibility during the Gilded Age affect American society? Option A: Explain the extent to which industrialization brought social and economic continuity and change from 1877 to 1898. Option B: Explain how various factors contributed to continuity and change in the “New South” from 1877 to 1898. Through this inquiry, students will analyze the social, political, and economic changes that took place in the late nineteenth century or “Gilded Age.” Ultimately, students will use the primary and secondary sources in this chapter to practice constructing an essay in AP Long Essay Question format, demonstrating their skills in explaining continuity and change over time. Students should be evaluated using theAP Rubric. Assess students’ progress in understanding the compelling question for this chapter by assigning the Unit 5 Essay Activity.
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