U.S. Steel Gary Works Photograph Collection, 1906-1971

Lesson 3: Making Steel: An Awesome Process

Fourth grade : Lesson 1 | Lesson 2 | Lesson 3 | Lesson 4

Lesson plan developed by Mardy Flanagan.

The U.S. Steel photographs in this collection focus largely upon steel making machinery including blast furnaces, coke ovens, furnaces, and mills. A brief exploration of steel production, therefore, will help students better understand Gary's industrial transformation, its influence on the population, and the interrelation between parts and a manufacturing system.

Standards alignment

Guiding questions

Learning Objectives

In this lesson, students will be able to:


Lesson plan

Extending the Lesson