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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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This lesson focuses on understand the Farmers’ Alliance, Women of the Farmers’ Alliance, the Colored Alliance and the Knights of Labor. Students will learn about the objectives of each alliance and why each alliance was important to the formation of the third party, the populist movement. Students will also understand the historic figures of the Farmers’ Alliance, Women of the Farmers’ Alliance and the Knights of Labor. Students will understand the historic figures lives and contributions to the above organizations of the gilded age.

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lesson plan, Gilded Age, populist organizations


Curriculum and Instruction | United States History


Adapted by Cassandra Nelson from a lesson plan created by Kim O'Neil

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