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Tycoons and Industrialists WebQuest

- After the Civil War, economic development boomed in the United States. The war inspired an image of a new United States, and tycoons and industrialists were eager to transform the United States in the new century. Men such as John Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and Andrew Carnegie guided the United States out of the 19th and into the 20th century. - You will be responsible for researching the life and accomplishments of the famed American tycoons and industrialists.

Each student will be assigned to one of six pairs. Each pair will be assigned someone who affected economic development at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Each pair will create a short monologue and interview that describes the life and accomplishments of the person. Each will be assigned a famous talk-show personality to conduct the interview. Students may use Internet resources or any sources other than Wikipedia for their research (see below). Students must submit a script for evaluation. Extra credit will be offered for presenting the interview to the class.

1. Students will gather in their assigned group:
Group 1 David Letterman Group 4 Conan OBrien J.P. Morgan Group 2 Stephen Colbert Group 5 Jay Leno Joseph Pulitzer Group 3 Jimmy Kimmel Group 6 Jon Stewart William Randolph Hearst Andrew Carnegie

John D. Rockefeller

Leland Stanford

You will use the following guidelines for your research and your presentations. Feel free to elaborate on the questions or to add some of your own. a. Who are you interviewing? i. short biography of the person ii. family life, other successful relatives b. In what industry did he make his fortune? c. What company or companies did he own? d. What interests did he have other than his business enterprises? 3. Start your research. Use the Internet sources provided to attain the proper information or any other information you may have come across. Again, no Wikipedia. 4. As a pair, write the script. There should be a one to two minute monologue (the comedy bit at the beginning of the show) by the host. This can be funny, but if youd rather not do comedy

you can just make a short speech introducing the person. The interview should include the biographical information and achievements from your research. 5. The presentation must be three to five minutes in length. Presentations must be appropriate. J.P. Morgan - - - - - - Joseph Pulitzer - - - - - - - - William Randolph Hearst - - - - - - John Rockefeller - - - - - - - son.html

Leland Stanford - - - - - - Andrew Carnegie - - - - - - - -