Sensory Figure - Captains of Industry (Industrial Leaders) (U.S. History) Your U.S. History students will be challenged with this fun and creative activity. Students will work with a partner and create a sensory figure of one of the following American industrial leaders; John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, or. Cornelius Vanderbilt. They will then complete a gallery walk of the posters and complete a corresponding worksheet. FUN!