Industrialization

Industrialization Unit Scope

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Essential Questions

These questions guide teachers in driving instruction for students.

How did Industrialization...

  • get started?
  • create entrepreneurs?
  • improve efficiency in industries?
  • teacher choice

Key Topics

These topics are critical themes within the big topic area.

Origins Leaders Impacts on Society

Recommended Newsela Materials

The most relevant articles are in the first text set. The additional text sets include materials to address the topics.

Articles

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Origins Leaders Impacts on Society

The origins of the Industrial Revolution

When Everything Changed: The Industrial Revolution

Expansion and Reform: Technology of the 1800s

The Three Great Thinkers Who Changed Economics

Entrepreneurs: Andrew Carnegie

Entrepreneurs: John D. Rockefeller

Primary Sources: Henry Ford's "Fear of Change"

Industrial Revolution: The Gilded Age

Chinese-Americans on track to learn history of railroad-worker ancestors

Famous Speeches: Susan B. Anthony's "Women's Rights to the Suffrage"

Time Machine (1870): The cotton gin and its inventors

Time Machine (1869): Completion of the Great Transcontinental Railroad

Children Working In Coal Mines

Formative Tasks

The tasks are organized by subtopic and provide teachers with relevant resources for classroom implementation. Teacher can use these activities and assessments to determine student learning.

Origins Leaders Impacts on Society

PRO Activities

PRO Teacher Resource

The origins of the Industrial Revolution

Guided Inquiry

Guided Inquiry: Industrial Revolution

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  • Recommended Annotations
  • Teacher Annotations

PRO Assessments

Adapted Write Prompts
Prompt A: What are some consequences related to the use of natural resources like coal, oil, and gas in innovations during the Industrial Revolution?

Prompt B: Reflect on the technology that you use today. What technological advancements of the Industrial Revolution made those technologies possible? What are the benefits and drawbacks of technology on daily life?

Quiz: Reflect on student progress Binder.

 

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Time Machine (1896): A Ride in a horseless carriage

PRO Teacher Resources

Primary Sources: Henry Ford's "Fear of Change"

PRO Extensions

  • Recommended Annotations
  • Teacher Annotations

PRO Assessments

Adapted Write Prompts
Prompt A: What traits are necessary to become an entrepreneur?  How do Carnegie and Rockefeller exemplify these traits? How are they different from current entrepreneurs?

Prompt B: How does Henry Ford use the concept of change to advocate for his message? If you were writing to persuade a community to accept recent innovations, what language would you use to emphasize your message?

Quiz: Reflect on student progress Binder.

PRO Activities

Paired Texts

The Great Transcontinental Railroad

Lesson Plan

Claim: Contributions of Chinese Immigrants

PRO Extensions

  • Recommended Annotations
  • Teacher Annotations

PRO Assessments

Adapted Write Prompts
Prompt A: The Industrial Revolution was a period of rapid change and growth. How did these changes affect urban centers, immigrant communities, and women?

Prompt B: How did the innovations of the Industrial Revolution both widen and shrink the gap between the wealthy and the impoverished? Is this reflected in modern society?

Quiz: Reflect on student progress Binder

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