Unit 3: Project
In this unit, you have learned about the First and Second Industrial Revolutions of the United States of America. This era saw the birth of all manner of invention thanks to bright, forward-thinking American minds. In this project, you will take a step into some of these very minds, using your imagination and what you have learned in this lesson to create a video presentation about the various characters you have learned about in this Unit. They are as follows:
- A Railroad Worker. This can be either someone who helped build the railroad, or someone who is working on a currently used railroad.
- A Political Figure. This should be someone who supports the industry.
- A Female Inventor. This should be a female inventor from the Industrial Era.
- A Child Laborer. This should be a child who is working in a factory during the Industrial Era.
- A Progressive Activist. This should be someone from the Industrial Era involved in social activism and political reform.
- You will pick 2 characters from above and create a video/digital presentation describing each in detail and also answering the following questions.
- Identify the two characters that you have chosen to
- Introduce each character
- Explain what your character does
- Compare and Contrast the two characters you have picked about how their lives, thoughts, and circumstances are similar and different
- You may at any time include thoughts you think one character might have on the other character’s situation, for example, a Progressive Activist may feel very strongly about saving the Child Laborer from their horrible work.
This is a creative thinking assignment, so remember: Be creative!
If you use any images taken from the Internet, please remember to include where you found them in your Works Cited page and at the end of your video presentation.
For each character, you must use at least one credible outside resource other than your textbook in your research of the character to develop your knowledge of their experiences and use in your writing. This means you should have at least 2 Works Cited entries other than your textbook, not counting citations for image use. Failure to include a Works Cited page will result in your work being rejected.
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