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Walking Through History
Industrial Revolution, Ellis Island, and Roaring Twenties & the Great Depression

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ISBN 9781032194127
May 2, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
256 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

With this volume, Dr. Andi Stix and Frank Hrbek thoughtfully guide teachers through three distinct topics: the Industrial Revolution, Ellis Island, and the Roaring Twenties & the Great Depression. It features expansive, multi-dimensional learning tools to support classroom teaching, including Industrial Revolution simulations, an Ellis Island roleplay that teaches students about immigration, an interactive stock market game, and the opportunity to create a 1920s- and 1930s-style radio broadcast.

The hybrid print-and-online platforms offer distinctive resources and opportunities for every type of learner. An easy-to-navigate companion website to the Walking Through History series hosts a wide range of content to enhance student emersion in the subject matter, including:

  • plays
  • debates
  • discussions
  • simulations
  • reenactments
  • city council hearings
  • law and judicial cases
  • military strategies
  • engineering and architecture
  • poems, poetry, prose
  • text at multiple reading levels
  • art projects
  • journal and reflection prompts
  • rubrics
  • peer assessment forms
  • unit and final exams

The volume brings materials from across this period of American history to life by stimulating and cultivating students’ imaginations.

The series Walking Through History presents student-centered, hands-on activities, active simulations, debates, and discussions, which provide an unparalleled engaging learning experience. Its objective is for students to walk in another’s shoes through lessons based on a particular historical period.  Field-tested and proven teaching strategies for virtual and in-person classrooms are highlighted across the series. These books are specifically designed to be used with whiteboard and other interactive tools. Notably, this updated Exploring History series features content that has been recognized with distinguished awards from the:

    • Middle States Council for the Social Studies
    • New York State Council for the Social Studies
    • National Association for Gifted Children

Table of Contents

About the Authors;  Introduction;  TOPIC I: Industrial Revolution;  Unit #I: The Rise of Industrialization;  Unit #II: Inventions of the 19th Century;  Unit #III: The Rise of Monopolies;  Unit #IV: The Assembly Line;  Unit #V: ExposésUnit;   #VI: Poor Factory Conditions;  Unit #VII: The Creation of Labor Unions;  TOPIC II: Ellis Island;  Option: Portfolios;  Unit #I: Emigration for Ellis Island Immigration;  Unit #II: Ellis Island Simulation;  Unit #III: Immigration Experience;  TOPIC III: Roaring Twenties and Great Depression;  Unit #I: Investing in the Stock Market;  Unit #II: The Flapper;  Unit #III: Prohibition & Gangsters;  Unit #IV: Radio Alive;   Unit #V: The Breadline;  Unit #VI: The Depression: Assets and Liabilities;  Unit #VII: The Dustbowl

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Dr. Andi Stix is a national educational consultant and administrator. She addresses conferences and conventions across the country as a keynote speaker and seminar presenter.

Mr. Frank R. Hrbek was a middle school social studies teacher in the New York City school system for more than 35 years.