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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.
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.
Ninth graders explore the introduction of mass production. In this Industrial Revolution lesson, 9th graders research the economy ofGreat Britain in the 1700s. Students examine the roles of entrepreneurs as well as production of resources.
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.
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.
Learners 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.
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.
Students examine the facets of the Industrial Revolution. In this world history lesson plan, students use the Internet to research causes, effects, and implications of the Industrial Revolution. Students use selected websites to respond to questions and complete a project of their choosing.
Students discover the causes of the Industrial Revolution and the social consequences of it. In this industrialization lesson, students research the impact of the revolution on population, urbanization, class structure, women, and children.
High schoolers 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.
Students 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sixth graders examine the impact of the Industrial Revolution on America today. In this American History lesson, 6th graders research a specific inventor from this time period. Students write a paper describing this inventors impact on the US today.
Middle schoolers examine the Industrial Revolution and how it changed work. They identify inventors and their inventions and examine their effect on society as a whole. They describe the impact on women during the time period.
Students investigate the apparent causes of the industrial revolution in the state of Maine. They read a text provided by the teacher. Then students use a concept map to organize information. The core of the discussion and research is looking for cause and effect relationships.
This 4-page instructional activity on the industrial revolution asks over 40 questions on everything from economics to politics to inventions. It appears that this accompanies a specific reading; however, the corresponding text is not identified. You would want to use this as a reference, but without the correct reading, the assessment is questionable to use as is.
Fifth graders write a research paper on the four parts of the Industrial Revolution previously studied. They are to have a rough draft and a timeline of their topic. They are to also create an invention and pitch their idea to the class.
Eighth graders identify advancements made during the Industrial Revolution. Through listening to songs and reading other passages, 8th graders explore the working conditions of children during the Industrial Revolution. They examine technology advancement and the benefits that resulted from this time period.