Introduction to the Industrial Revolution

8th grade, industrial revolution, primary sources, sharon quinn

 

My News of the Industrial Revolution

5th grade, industrial revolution, leslie krug, newspapers, primary sources

 

Leslie's lesson is designed to give students an in-depth knowledge of  the Industrial Revolution by understanding how propaganda, especially newspapers, plays a role in many revolutions.

Lesson Plan

Technological Developments of the Industrial Revolution

8th grade, industrial revolution, max heinlein, primary sources, technology

Max's lesson is designed to give students an overview of inventions created during the Industrial Revolution.  They will also learn how the Industrial Revolution changed American society.  Students will use primary sources to do their research.  They will use modern technology to present the information that they have collected.

Female Workers and Life in Lowell

8th grade, barb fowler, economics, industrial revolution, mill, mill girl, mills

Barb's lesson is designed to help students understand the recruitment and working conditions for young women who came to the industrial city of Lowell, Massachusetts to work in the textile mills. Students will grasp the concept of a planned community and understand the reasons that young women accepted these jobs.