Students will meet in the media center and rotate through various stations. Each station offers a different look at life in the typical textile and metal factories of the 1800's. On the last day students will use what they have learned to participate in a real assembly line. Station 1 - Watch a Brain Pop on the industrial revolution and answer the worksheet Station 2 - Photo analysis of the Industrial revolution, answer worksheet, discuss as a group Station 3 - Inside an American Factory: view multiple videos, read about working conditions, answer questions as a group Station 4 - Assembly Line Activity
Station 1: Industrial Revolution
1. Watch the Crash Course Video # 32 : Industrial Revolution and then complete the Worksheet 2. Participate in the Industrial PBL linked directly above 3. Read the reading section hyperlinked to the left and hold a group discussion on your reading
Station 2: Nationalism
1. Watch Crash Course video # 40: Decolonization and Nationalism and then complete the worksheet 2. Visit the website on European Nationalism and summarize what you have learned 3. Read the PowerPoint hyperlinked to the left and hold a group discussion on your reading
The Unification of Italy (SAS #191): Complete a chart to organize information about Mazzini, Cavour, and Garibaldi. Answer questions about Italian unification. Write a dedication honoring the contributions of the three men in achieving Italian unification.
Nationalism in Europe: Nationalism explored in Europe. Gain a working definition of nationalism and the major nationalist movements that took place throughout Europe
WWI Nationalism: Flow chart showing nationalism leading to WWI. Specifically showing Napoleon's impact across Europe, revolutions that ensued and the positive or negative effects of these conflicts.
African Imperialism: Analyzing Rudyard Kipling's "White Man's Burden" poem and contrasting it to the African perspective.
The Suez Canal: Understanding the global competition for the Suez Canal and its impact on international trade.
Meiji Restoration reading: Scaffolded article explaining the development of Western culture throughout Japan, as well as the unification of this nation. Website #2, Website #3
The Industrial Revolution "Debating Adam Smith" (SAS #596): Research the early labor practices of the Industrial Revolution and the capitalist philosophy of Adam Smith. Use evidence from primary source documents to prepare for a debate on labor practices and economic theory.
Analysis of Child Labor and working conditions during the Industrial Revolution. Click here for the website that goes with this activity.
Analyze lyrics from 'Flocabulary' about the Industrial Revolution!: Great rap on societal changes of the Industrial Revolution.
Students will be required to Justifying the importance of IR's new technologies by rating inventions in order of importance. Worksheet
Create a simulation of assembly lines during the Industrial Revolution (very fun!!!): Teaches the efficiency of the assembly line and the conditions of factories during the Industrial Revolution.
Industrial Revolution Inventions (SAS #1120): Classify the inventions and inventors that played an integral part in the Industrial Revolution. Evaluate the importance and impact of various inventions.
The Meiji Restoration took place in Japan and ended the political power of the emperor. Japan greatly westernized their culture in an attempt to be globally competitive.
Opium Wars: The United States and Great Britain demanded trade with China and, when refused, began an illegal opium trade which led to addiction, death and the end of dynastic rule in China.
King Leopold, the king of Belgium colonized the Congo Basin region of Africa for "black gold," or rubber. He was known for his violent treatment of native people.
Cecil Rhodes: European businessman who monopolized the diamond industry. He highly favored imperialism and prospered from his businesses. The diamond mines that he ran were highly dangerous and had poor working conditions.
Factories were at the forefront of manufacturing. They were equipped for mass production due to the assembly line; however conditions in early factories could be fatal.
A rapid divide between the rich and poor was growing in urbanized areas. Karl Marx, the author of the Communist Manifesto, wrote about the evils of capitalism and proposed a new system, communism, for governments to adopt.
Discovery Education: Karl Marx's Conflict Theory, you must be signed into Discovery Education to view
Students use the information on this worksheet to create their own graphic organizer
Social Darwinism and the White Man's Burden are the beliefs that any non-white person was inferior, was used by Europeans to rationalize their take-over of indigenous people. Students will read the website and then create their own graphic organizer
Industrialism, or the building of factories and manufacturing, grew the economy of many cities in America and across Europe. Review the website and then create a timeline.
Europeans were nationalistic, having great pride in their countries. Newly developed wealth, cities and innovations led to a sense of nationalism. Desiring to become a part of the competitive global marketplace and stronger nations in general, the small kingdoms of Italy and Germany, and the four islands of Japan united to become larger nations.
The Industrial Revolution was a time period of rapid technological advancements that led to societal, political and economic changes. The working conditions of the Industrial Revolution were dismal. Men, women and children worked long hours in dangerous factories for little pay.
The rise of cities, or urbanization, was a result of a manufacturing based economy.
End of the Unit Word search (vocab builder)
Imperialism, or the takeover of other nations, grew the wealth of many European nations. The exploitation of natural resources in European colonies led to the development of new innovations, the Industrial Revolution and urbanization.
The desire to become stronger and wealthier nations fueled the "Scramble for Africa" and the full colonization of India, in which indigenous people were treated as second-class citizens and natural resources were exploited. The quest for wealth and power led to the Berlin Conference, where European nations bargained for control.
Social Darwinism, The White Man's Burden, The Scramble for Africa, The Berlin Conference of 1885 - Learn about how these events caused the rise of European Nationalism and eventually two world wars.