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America Transforming

E&I Program: 
Distance Learning
Grade level : 
9 to 12

By examining American art and artifacts from the museum’s collection, these teacher materials promote discussion of America’s national character and heritage. All five lessons, developed by teams of teachers, are accompanied by reinforcement materials specifically designed to foster critical thinking skills. These programs may be scheduled individually.

America Transforming, the third lesson in this series, elucidates the many changes that took place in the United States between the Civil War and World War I, particularly in regard to industrialization, urbanization, technology, and social and economic disparities between wealthy and poor people while also illustrating how America’s ideals were shattered by the Civil War and Urbanization.