Andrew Carnegie Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Who was Andrew Carnegie and what was his lasting impact in America? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to outline the life and work of Andrew Carnegie. An analysis of his writing helps to connect students to his legacy.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize the life, work and philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie
  • list key public contributions made possible by Andrew Carnegie

Length

1.5 to 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.5

Analyze how a text uses structure to emphasize key points or advance an explanation or analysis.

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