Historical figures and events from the Gilded Age
came alive in US History class when students scripted and performed skits before their classmates. The sketches included historically accurate dialogue between people like Teddy Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, JP Morgan, Ida Wells, Alice Paul, Mark Twain, William Jennings Bryan, Carl Schurz, and many others.
Secondary source research and peer collaboration were the objectives for this assignment. Developing these kinds of skills is critical for student success in the 21st century.