8th Grade Social Studies Captain of Industry or Robber Baron

8th Grade Social Studies- Captain of Industry or Robber Baron

The 8th Grade social studies class just finished a research project on three robber barons: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and Cornelius Vanderbilt. They weren't asked to do a traditional report. Rather, the students were instructed to provide evidence to demonstrate their business expertise in a format modeled after the TV show “The Apprentice.” They gathered around a table and debated as to who the winner should be. Two of them would be “FIRED” and one would be named the Captain of Industry.