Industrial Revolution Unit Study

Name of Unit:

Industrial Revolution

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Learning Objectives :

Many parents and teachers will need to create their own goals. You can compare the goals at these sites to create your own goals depending on how stringent your requirements need to be. All links have several suggested activities for different ages.

Bible References :

Look up and Compare Scriptures at the sites below. In your Journal note how the different translations and versions help you to have a fuller understanding of the text.

Timeline and Clipart:

  • Clipart
  • Timeline
  • My children find it fascinating to learn when things they use everyday were invented. Since so many inventions came about during the industrial revolution I would suggest making a timeline showing some of the most used items in your everyday life that are a direct result of the industrial revolution. Some examples………. blue jeans, basketball, electricity, telephone, batteries, peanut butter, cash register, coca-cola, cotton candy, escalators, hot dogs, light bulbs, paper clips, potato chips, typewritter, vacuum cleaner, zippers, elevator brakes, metal cans for food and the can opener, dishwasher, cocoa powder , sewing machine, lawn mower, rubber band, safety pin, revolving doors. I would jazz up the timeline with clip art of some of the earliest of these items and compare them with what we have today.
    Naturally there are lots of other inventions that could be put on there but these are a few that even young children notice in their everyday lives and are things they can see and touch so they should be interested enough to maybe sit through some of the inventions that don’t touch their everyday lives. Lynn in SW VA




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Audio Resources:

  • They Saw it Happen (audio book) Here are more than 60 eyewitness accounts from history. Many are notable events: the Battle of Thermopylae, the Black Death in 1341, the Great Fire of London, the execution of Louis XVI, the Death of Nelson and the American Civil War and the bombing of Hiroshima. But there are also snapshots of more ordinary life – no less memorable for that – including working conditions during the Industrial Revolution, views of slave owners and slaves, Paul Gaugin choosing a bride on Tahiti and the arrest of Dr Crippen. It is a fascinating and absorbing collection, bringing the past alive as only direct memories like these can do. A unique collection of accounts brought to life on audiobook with music of the period. Costs $26.08


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Worksheets, Activities, Lesson Plans, and complete units:

Worksheets :

  • This company gives away two free software worksheet factories one for Basic math and one for wordsearch utility that will make wonderful complements to this unit when you include the clipart listed in the clipart section.
  • This program makes nice reports and handwriting worksheets for the unit
  • will turn any text into a worksheet I like to use it with the Wikipedia text or texts from Project Gutenberg. Open up a Microsoft Word “New” and then open the template and add ins’ for teacher’s pet and add one paragraph at a time and click the appropriate tab for the type of question you want.

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Evaluation Ideas :

Assemble a three ring binder and please include:

  • A copy of this unit
  • Course Description (Highschool Students)
  • Write a summary about books read for the unit
  • Your Lapbook created for the unit (K-8 Students)
  • Any worksheets or activity books created with Teachers Pet or the SchoolhouseTech Software
  • Your journal and its contents
  • Your Log of activities from Homeschool Tracker Its Free!
  • Your Timeline

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