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Steel Town: The Story of Homestead

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Economics +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This curriculum pack was produced by the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania and includes everything you need to teach about the town of Homestead and how it reflects changes in American society. The student text includes readings that you can give directly to your students, and the info tab includes suggested teaching activities. Primary sources and biographies with suggested activities are also included (be sure to click on the paper clip and/or info icon on each item to find out more about it). 

Introduction

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Background Text

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Chapter 1: Plans for a New Community

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Chapter 2: A Town of Steel

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Chapter 3: An Immigrant Neighborhood Comes of Age

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Maps

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Map of Homestead, 1886

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Map of Homestead, 1926

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Map of Homestead, 1908

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Primary Sources

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Floor Plan, Steelworker's Home, Homestead, PA

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Housing Conditions

Pittsburgh City Photographer

Worker's Front Room

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Floor Plan, Superintendent's Home, Homestead

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Superintendent's House

William J. Gaughan

Homestead Census

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Biographies

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Andrew Bulko biography

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Bulko family biography

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Margaret Byington biography

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Andrew Carnegie biography

National Portrait Gallery

John McLuckie biography

Project Gutenberg

Reverend Clement Hrtanek biography

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Cumberland Posey, Jr. biography

University of Pittsburgh, Historic Pittsburgh Collection

Michael Masley biography

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William F. Stevens biography

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Azor Hunt biography

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Abdiel McClure biography

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