Industrial Revolution

Begin your study of this period by reading chapter 10 in 
European History
British Agricultural Revolution
,” and “
The Origins of the Industrial Revolution in England
” at 
History Guide.
Download and print the handout “World History Unit 3 Study Guide.” This guide should be used to help you take notes during your reading and during viewing of videos. The people and concepts listed will be the focus of unit projects and/or exams. 
The Industrial Age For The Web

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Read the PowerPoint lecture below. It will also help you complete your Industrial Revolution Graphic Organizer.

The industrial revolution started in England, but what made England different from other developed nations? Read the following articles from 
BBC – History
to explore the conditions that created the industrial revolution and see its effects on the society.

  • Overview: Victorian Britain 1837-1901

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You should also give these interactives a try: see how you would have succeeded in Victorian Britain:
 The industrial revolution was not just a British development. Ideas and inventions began to spread to Europe and America. Read “
Industrial Revolution
” and

Trade unions, women’s rights, child labor laws–the industrial revolution led to many social changes as well. Abuses against the working class abounded during the industrial revolution. “
Child Labor
” practices and a lack of organization among workers allowed factory owners to dictate working conditions with an eye on profit not people. Initial attempts at reform were often met with violence, as was the case in the “
Peterloo Massacre
Follow the links above; then read “
The War Between Capital and Labor
” and “
Impact of the Industrial Revolution
” — scroll through and read the whole page. You will find hyperlinks to several terms from your Unit 3 study guide. Follow these links to take notes.

Complete these questions after reading through the text, websites, and slideshows and after viewing the videos in this chapter.
Create a word processing document titled “Industrial Revolution.” Copy the following questions to your document and answer in complete paragraphs (5 to 7 sentences). 
Be sure your answers are in your own words and not just copied from the reading.
  1. What are some of the key causes of the Industrial Revolution?
  2. How did the Agricultural Revolution contribute to the Industrial Revolution in England?
  3. Identify 3 important inventions of the Industrial Revolution and explain their impact.
  4. What was life like for ordinary people in England? For factory workers?
  5. What problems were created as people moved from the country to the cities?
  6. What are some of the major consequences of the Industrial Revolution?

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