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Lesson Plan World History II SOL 9ac

Lesson Plans World History II SOL:Lesson Plan World History II SOL 9ac Industrial Revolution Causes and Outcomes

Standard WH II:

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the effects of the Industrial Revolution
during the nineteenth century by


SOL a) citing scientific, technological, and industrial developments and explaining how they
brought about urbanization and social and environmental changes;
SOL bc) describing the evolution of the nature of work and the labor force, including its
effects on families, the status of women and children, the slave trade, and the labor
union movement;

Lesson Plans
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects
Essential Knowledge
Industrial Revolution
• Originated in England because of its natural resources
(e.g., coal, iron ore) and the invention and improvement of
the steam engine
• Spread to Europe and the United States
• Role of cotton textile, iron, and steel industries
• Relationship to the British Enclosure Movement
• Rise of the factory system and demise of cottage industries
• Rising economic powers that wanted to control raw materials and markets throughout the world
Technological advances that produced the Industrial Revolution
• Spinning jenny: James Hargreaves
• Steam engine: James Watt
• Cotton gin: Eli Whitney
• Process for making steel: Henry Bessemer
Advancements in science and medicine
• Development of smallpox vaccination: Edward Jenner
• Discovery of bacteria: Louis Pasteur
Impacts of the Industrial Revolution on industrialized countries
• Population increase
• Increased standards of living for many but not all
• Improved transportation
• Urbanization
• Environmental pollution
• Increased education
• Dissatisfaction of working class with working conditions
• Growth of the middle class

SOL 9c
The nature of work in the factory system
• Family-based cottage industries displaced by the factory system
• Harsh working conditions with men competing with women and children for wages
• Child labor that kept costs of production low and profits high
• Owners of mines and factories who exercised considerable control over the lives of their laborers
Impact of the Industrial Revolution on slavery
• The cotton gin increased demand for slave labor on American plantations.
• The United States and Britain outlawed the slave trade and then slavery.
Social effects of the Industrial Revolution
• Women and children entering the workplace as cheap labor
• Introduction of reforms to end child labor
• Expansion of education
• Women’s increased demands for suffrage The rise of labor unions
• Encouraged worker-organized strikes to demand increased wages and improved
working conditions
• Lobbied for laws to improve the lives of workers, including women and children
• Wanted workers’ rights and collective bargaining between labor and management

Activities That Support Lesson Plans

Industrial Revolution Teacher Viewing Guide

Inventor Biographies: Short biographies for use with chart below. I normally have students give a brief presentation on their assigned inventor
Inventor Biography Chart Analysis:Students complete the chart based off of the presentations
Child Workers :Excerpts on Child Workers
Children in Factories Source Readings : Source readings on children working in factories
Industrial Revolution in Political Cartoons Analysis :Political Cartoons of the Industrial Revolution
Hard Times Charles Dickens :Reading analysis excerpt from Charles Dickens’ book Hard Times.
Life During the Industrial Revolution Teacher Video Guide :Video Teacher Guide for use with video below
Industrial Revolution Impacts and Results Homework : Homework assignment from textbook on outcomes of IR
Life in Industrial Revolution Video Quiz : Short video for video below
Pride and Prejudice Analysis: Analysis excerpts of Pride and Prejudice

United Learning Video: Life During the Industrial Revolution World History SOL 9a



Note: The above activities are best used with the Virginia Prentice Hall World History: The Modern Era textbook.


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