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Curriculum Unit on the Gilded Age in the United States

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High School 9-12



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We will be exploring the platform of the Populist Party and the mission of the Populist Party. In order for students to understand the Populist Movement and why it was extremely popular during this time period, they must understand what the Populist Party stood for and how they were different from the other major political parties of the time. Students will have the opportunity to analyze two primary documents and compare and contrast the ideas for the Populist Party and the goals that the Populist Party wants to reach. There will also be a major focus on vocabulary for this lesson because there are terms in this lesson that are from the primary documents and may be unknown by my students.

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lesson plan, Gilded Age, Populist Party


Curriculum and Instruction | United States History

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Analyzing Populist Party Primary Documents



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