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Industrial Revolution

(1700 - 1900 A.D.)

The Industrial Revolution

$160 per month

1 session per week


Allison Bruning




12 - 18  years old




Session 1: The Beginnings of Industrialization


Students will identify Industrial Revolution, enclosure, crop rotation, industrialization, factors of production, factory and entrepreneur.

Students will create fair working conditions for a factory in England during the Industrial Revolution. 

Students will explain how population growth spurred the Industrial Revolution.

Students will analyze how a revolution in technology started the Industrial Revolution.

Students will summarize key American inventions that helped revolutionize agriculture, manufacturing, and communications.

Students will summarize the inventions that transformed the textile industry.

Students will explain how improvements in transportation promoted industrialization in Britain.


1) Complete Section 1 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 722.

2) Read pages 723 - 728 in course textbook.

3) Complete the Industrialization Connect to Today Questions on page 727.

Session 2: Industrialization Case Study: Manchester


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify urbanization and middle class.

Students will analyze the day in the life of a child laborer.

Students will examine a passage by Elizabeth Gaskell to determine how the author indicated her sympathy for the working class.

Students will describe social classes in Britain.

Students will analyze the effects of industrialization. 

Students will analyze child labor in today's world.

Students will conclude whose interest child labor serves.


1) Complete Section 2 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 728.

2) Read pages 729 - 733 in course textbook.

Session 3: Industrialization Spreads


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify stock and corporation.

Students will examine the geographical growth of the American railroad system from 1840 to 1890.

Students will examine a passage by Lucy Larcom to determine why the author though mill work benefited young women.

Students will examine the global impact of industrialization upon Japan.

Students will analyze the factors that slowed industrialization in Germany.

Students will explain why imperialism grew out of industrialization.


1) Complete Section 3 Assessment and Multimedia Activity on page 733.

2) Read pages 734 - 741 in course textbook.

3) Complete the Industrialization Document Based Questions on page 741.

Session 4: Reforming the Industrial World 


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify laissez faire, Adam Smith, capitalism, utilitarianism, socialism, Karl Marx, communism, union and strike.

Students will summarize what Malthus and Ricardo said about the effects of population growth.

Students will summarize the lives and historical contributions of Adam Smith, Karl Marx and Jane Addams.

Students will explain how Mill wanted to change the economic system.

Students will summarize the ideas Marx and Engels had concerning relations between the owners and the working class.

Students will contrast capitalism and socialism.

Students will analyze the effects of communism in today's world.

Students will summarize some of the important reform bills passed in Britain during the Industrial Revolution. 

Students will infer why women abolitionists might have headed the movement for women's rights. 

Students will analyse primary and secondary sources concerning industrialization. 

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