The Middle Class 10 th  Grade American History Learning Target:  Explain the effects of the emergence of a middle class an...
A Higher Standard of Living <ul><li>Could afford more products, modernized homes and clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Some women...
Women’s Clothing <ul><li>Women’s clothing was extremely heavy and layered-very hot! </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on the femal...
Men’s Clothing <ul><li>Depending on what type of hat you wore, determined what class you belonged to. </li></ul><ul><li>Pa...
Catalogs=Order from home!!!! <ul><li>Middle class women could order items for the home and for the family from catalogs </...
 
 
Literature and the Arts <ul><li>Novelists explored harsh realities of life in America. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused on ex...
There’s a BIG difference here!  Van Gogh’s paintings were NOT popular at this time!
Education <ul><li>More Americans could read by the late 1800's/early 1900's </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers and Literatur...
Popular Entertainment <ul><li>Amusement Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show </li></ul><ul><li>Vaudeville...
Baseball!!!!!
Assignment!   <ul><li>Due next Tuesday!  (one week!) </li></ul><ul><li>What is the middle class like today?  Make a “phot...
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The Middle Class

  1. 1. The Middle Class 10 th Grade American History Learning Target: Explain the effects of the emergence of a middle class and its impact on leisure, art, music, literature, and other aspects of culture.
  2. 2. A Higher Standard of Living <ul><li>Could afford more products, modernized homes and clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Some women began to work outside of the home </li></ul><ul><li>Public transportation allowed wealthier families to move out of the city </li></ul><ul><li>Public facilities became more available </li></ul><ul><li>Health increased=longer life </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes referred to as the “Victorian Era.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Women’s Clothing <ul><li>Women’s clothing was extremely heavy and layered-very hot! </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on the female figure-ie the corset </li></ul><ul><li>EVERYTHING had to be covered! Even the ankles! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Men’s Clothing <ul><li>Depending on what type of hat you wore, determined what class you belonged to. </li></ul><ul><li>Pants were called “trousers” </li></ul><ul><li>Evening coats had “tails” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Catalogs=Order from home!!!! <ul><li>Middle class women could order items for the home and for the family from catalogs </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping increased as transportation improved </li></ul>
  6. 8. Literature and the Arts <ul><li>Novelists explored harsh realities of life in America. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused on exposing slums, poor conditions, discrimination, and morality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aschan School of Painting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Represented the vitality of city life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used graphic designs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unlike more traditional paintings </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 9. There’s a BIG difference here! Van Gogh’s paintings were NOT popular at this time!
  8. 10. Education <ul><li>More Americans could read by the late 1800's/early 1900's </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers and Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public education became available </li></ul><ul><li>Kindergarten was established </li></ul><ul><li>Taught skills to be used in industry </li></ul><ul><li>Many middle class women went to school to become teachers, nurses, and social workers </li></ul><ul><li>Many separate schools were created for African-Americans </li></ul>
  9. 11. Popular Entertainment <ul><li>Amusement Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show </li></ul><ul><li>Vaudeville Shows </li></ul><ul><li>Spectator Sports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseball, horse racing, boxing, football </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. Baseball!!!!!
  11. 13. Assignment!  <ul><li>Due next Tuesday! (one week!) </li></ul><ul><li>What is the middle class like today? Make a “photograph” to compare and contrast how the middle class today appreciates art, music, sports, leisure, and literature as opposed to the past. Your “photograph” must contain at least 10 items. </li></ul><ul><li>You must also include a brief 2 paragraph essay explaining the difference in living and working conditions for the middle and immigrant classes. </li></ul>

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