The Industrial Revolution: Life in the Cities

What was life really like in American during the Industrial Revolution? Middle and high schoolers explore tenement living, assembly lines, factory work, and the blossoming world of technology in a series of educational and engaging activities focused on the Industrial Revolution.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Be sure to check out the fantastic additional materials, including an extension project in which learners design an invention (similar to electricity or Singer's sewing machine) that could dramatically impact American lifestyles
Pros

  • Excellent experiential activity focusing on how the assembly line changed production in the United States
  • Includes project where learners work to find a solution for living conditions in New York City tenement
  • Extensive materials provided for lesson activities
Cons

  • None
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