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My topic will be "Gilded Age: Unions, urbanization, immigration, industrialization."
Part 1 – News media item:
Find a news media item (an article from a reputable news provider, a podcast, a news program, etc.)
that directly relates to the topic.
All links used here; the highlighted link was the article that was analyzed - sources at the
Part 2 – Making the Connection:
After locating the item and reading (or watching or listening to) the item, the student will type a short
paper that explains the connection that the week’s topic has with the item you found.
The Gilded Age was a period in the United States that experienced an exponential growth of
people, resources, and new technology. There are major connections that can be found from this
time period to the present day. First, understanding that “only through studying history can we grasp
how things change; only through history can we begin to comprehend the factors that cause change;
and only through history can we understand what elements of an institution or a society persist
despite change,” (Why Study History, 1998). When looking at the major elements of the Gilded Age unions, urbanization, immigration, and industrialization - these elements can a...
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