Saturday, February 25, 2017

Gallery walk on the Gilded Age

Students preview some images from the turn of the 20th century. This time in history was full of industrialization and immigration. Children were often used as cheap labor. Students are trying to make sense of the images and ask questions as they look at the pictures.

Our wonderful volunteer, Mrs. F was also a "station" where students looked at a family diary from 1866 from a family member in Maine.

      Students observed that there were many children in the photos and that it appeared that they were working instead of being in school. Students wondered why children were paid less than adults. Students wondered why were people striking?  While we will be brief as we learn about this time in history, students will begin to see that as our country increases industrialization, there were some consequences for its people.