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The Second Industrial Revolution: Inventions and Innovations that Changed the World
Flashback to the time just before the turn of the century. The industrial revolution was in full swing, but why? Investigate key innovations and inventions that made it all possible. Covered are things like, steel, steam, oil, railroads, cars, communication, and airplanes. Tip: Have learners investigate the impact of each invention.
Immigration during the Second Industrial Revolution
Help your learners understand the impact of the industrial revolution and mass immigration during the late 1800s. Images, cartoons, and excellent informational text provide insights into issues of the time. Travel conditions, tenements, working conditions, and treatment of this countries new arrivals are all covered.
The Industrial Revolution
Students explore what life was like during the Industrial Revolution. In this United States History lesson, students analyze a specific job then complete a webquest about that job. Once their research is complete, students work in groups to discuss their findings and develop an opinion about which job they think was the worst.
China's Rising Labor Movement
Young historians will explore the complex causes and effects of industrialization in China by perusing the numerous articles included in this webpage. Throughout the resource, there are many writing and discussion prompts to help direct and focus your class in their thinking. Ultimately, use these articles to foster a class debate on the countries' industrialization process. Because of the themes it explores, this lesson would go well with a unit on the American Industrial Revolution.
Fundamental Economic Questions and the Industrial Revolution
Ninth graders assume the role of an entrepreneur during the Industrial Revolution of the 1700s in Great Britain. They investigate how changing methods of production affected the way that the fundamental economic questions were being answered at that time.
Fundamental Economic Questions and the Industrial Revolution
Ninth graders explore the introduction of mass production. In this Industrial Revolution lesson plan, 9th graders research the economy ofGreat Britain in the 1700s. Students examine the roles of entrepreneurs as well as production of resources.
Industrial Revolution in America: Exploring the Effects of the Heat Engine on the Growth of Cities
Eighth graders examine the reasons for the growth of cities in North American. Using the internet, they research the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution and determine if the growth of cities is a sign of progress. They analyze the idea of Manifest Destiny and the machines that changed society in a political and personal way.
Child Labor during the Industrial Revolution and Now
Fifth graders research topic of child labor by studying Industrial Revolution, read about child labor laws, and examine countries where child labor still exists today. They then choose single question to research from list, and create Hyperstudio presentation to be combined with those of classmates for one class presentation on child labor.
Was There an Industrial Revolution? Americans at Work Before the Civil War
Students investigate the First U.S. Industrial Revolution. They identify positive and negative effects of early industrialization, read first-hand accounts, role-play and interview individuals, and participate in a debate.
Fifth graders analyze how the historical past of the Industrial Revolution influences the present. They interpret the effects of the Industrial Revolution in view of the geographical features and resources.
The DIY: A Hands-On Look at the New Industrial Revolution
Upper graders explore the new industrial revolution and how the tech boom in recent years is similar and different to the Industrial Revolution of the past. They watch a video, explore web sites, and discuss what they see. They work together to manufacture their own product using technological tools.
Changes Caused by the Industrial Revolution
Students investigate women's rights by discussing their occupations during the industrial revolution. In this U.S. History lesson, students examine the diaries and photographs of young women in the 1800's and discuss the hardships they had to face. Students write a letter to a fictional woman of the time period explaining who they are.
The First Industrial Revolution
A wonderful and comprehensive look at the first Industrial Revolution. Starting with events, inventions, and changes in thought that occurred in the 1700's, the presentation moves through the technological advancements in industry and transportation that made the revolution possible. A very nice resource!
Was There an Industial Revolution? Americans at Work Before the Civil War
Learners tabulate the First Industrial Revolution where a significant number of inventions and innovations appeared transforming American life. Cite examples of change (ex. telegraph) in the lives of Americans during the era of question. Take a stand as to whether the early period of industrialization should be considered a revolution.
The Inventions and Effects of the Industrial Revolution
Learners understand that the Industrial Revolution began in England, spreading to the rest of Western Europe and the United States and with it came an increased demand for raw materials from the Americans, Asia, and Africa.
Social Influences of the Industrial Revolution
Students discover the causes of the Industrial Revolution and the social consequences of it. In this industrialization instructional activity, students research the impact of the revolution on population, urbanization, class structure, women, and children.
The Industrial Revolution Meets the Press
Fourth graders view an online lecture on the Industrial Revolution. They categorize the effects of the Industrial Revolution as negative and positive and then participate in a discussion panel to defend their opinions.
Industrial Revolution & Climate Change
Students examine the Industrial Revolution and write an essay about the problems it brought to cities. They also examine the environmental impact of the Industrial Revolution. They take a quiz to test for comprehension.
The Industrial Revolution and Women
Students learn about inventions of the Industrial Revolution and their impact on life. In this Industrial Revolution lesson, students look at how the Industrial Revolution changed the work experience from farms to factories. They tell about three inventors and their inventions, and how the lives of woman and their families changed.
Industrial Revolution - History before the Industrial Revolution
Sixth graders consider how inventions fueled change. In this Industrial Revolution lesson, 6th graders view a PowerPoint presentation that feature technological innovations that made it possible to create goods in factories. Students then examine inventions of the time period and determine what their uses were. The PowerPoint presentation is not included.