Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Rise of Big Business

For homework last night, the students read pages 176-181 about the RISE OF BIG BUSINESS. Today in class we came up with the important facts from the informational text to help us learn the specifics of BIG BUSINESS.

The Rise of Big Business during the Industrial Revolution

Andrew Carnegie used the Bessemer Process to produce steel at the lowest possible cost. He CONTROLLED the steel industry.

John D. Rockefeller controlled the oil industry.

Company that has control of an entire industry

Free Enterprise
People are free to start their own business and own their own property.

Natural Resources - found in nature
Human Resources- people who work to produce goods and services
Capital Resources- tools and machines that companies use to produce goods and services

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Red Ribbon Week at SCHOOL!

Drugs ARE Ridiculous!

Peace OUT to Drugs!

Learning the 50 states

The students researched one of the 50 states then completed their very own Children's Book or Scrapbook to show us the information they learned about that state. The students were very creative, and I enjoyed reading all 100 of the books!