ITíS GOOD TO BE RICH!

A Mini WebQuest

Research Links

A few lucky people made it big in the Industrial Revolution.  You will be doing a little research on one of these Captains of Industry, using the websites we provide below. 
 

John D. Rockefeller

Rockefeller Timeline

Rockefeller's Tainted Philanthropy

General Rockefeller Info

 

Andrew Carnegie

Carnegie Timeline

General Carnegie Info

Carnegie for Kids

CarnegiePhotos/Philanthropy

 

J.P. Morgan

General J.P. Morgan Info

J.P. Morgan Library & Museum (biographical info, too!)

 

Cornelius Vanderbilt

General Vanderbilt Info

Vanderbilt Estate (Biltmore)

Vanderbilt Philanthropy

 

The Astor Family (John Jacob Astor III or John Jacob Astor IV)

J.J. Astor III Philanthropy

J.J. Astor IV General Info

 

 

Assignment (in 3 parts)

1.      Find two examples of his fabulous wealth (this includes how his family spent his money).  Look for things like:

        Homes & decor

        Clothes

        Travel & vacations

        Collections (like art or horses)

2.      Find one example of his philanthropy.  Look for things like his support of:

        Education

        Medicine

        The Arts
 

3.  Write up a short paragraph with the following elements:

 

HELFUL HINTS

 

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