Fourth graders follow a journalistic theme to find out about the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution. Students engage in a variety of activities in this unit.
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Henry Ford, 1863-1947: He Revolutionized the Auto Industry
How did Henry Ford change the world? One word: automobile. After reading a two-page passage about Henry Ford's contributions to society with the invention of the automobile, readers respond to a series of 10 reading comprehension...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How Women Earned a Living
Develop reading fluency while learning about what women did for work in the early 1900s. Class members learn a bit about the time period, study vocabulary, and read the text, "Piecework" by Marie Ganz, several times, eventually...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading a Classic Novel
Charles Dickens offers an excellent example of sensory writing in this reading comprehension worksheet. Learners read excerpts from the novel Hard Times in which he describes the New England industrial city of Coketown. They consider why...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Caused The Industrial Revolution In Maine?
Young scholars 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...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Big Business & Industrial Cities
This is a true gem. This PowerPoint is well-organized, has bullet points you control (which gives you time for discussion), has sound effects, and covers several aspects of American industrialization after 1900. The presentation begins...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History
Women and the Law Ladies of the 80's: 1780's, 1880's, 1980's
Students examine laws that have affected women in history: the 1780's, following the United States independence from England; the 1880's, the time of westward expansion, the silver/gold era, and the coming of the Industrial Revolution.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History