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Ch 7: Industrial Revolution Lesson Plans & Activities

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If you're covering the Industrial Revolution with your class, then you could use the supplemental materials found in this chapter. Our lesson plans offer creative, hands-on projects and assignments for in and outside the classroom to boost your students' learning of this subject.

Industrial Revolution Lesson Plans & Activities - Chapter Summary

From Louis Braille to Louis Pasteur and electric trains to steam trains, our lesson plans provide ideas for fun ways you can teach your history class about notable figures, events and inventions of the Industrial Revolution. You'll find suggestions for having your students build models of trains out of simple materials, complete reports on given subjects, create maps and more.

Text and video lessons provide additional ways you can go over Industrial Revolution topics in class. These lessons are designed to generate classroom discussions and to help your students demonstrate their retention of this material by taking brief quizzes.

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  • Class discussion questions/topics: Provides the use of video and text lessons to supplement classroom materials and spark classroom discussions to further explore details about the Industrial Revolution
  • Activities or games: Outlines creative projects and activities your students can participate in to help them enjoy learning about the Industrial Revolution
  • Student engagement: Focuses on keeping students engaged and encouraging classroom participation to facilitate their learning experience and help them better retain this information

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning Industrial Revolution lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific Industrial Revolution topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your history class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Industrial Revolution lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of the Industrial Revolution.
  • Engage your students with relevant Industrial Revolution-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

23 Lessons in Chapter 7: Industrial Revolution Lesson Plans & Activities
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The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations

1. The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations

This lesson examines the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the United States. We will highlight key developments and innovations and explore how the Industrial Revolution transformed society.

Titanic Lesson Plan

2. Titanic Lesson Plan

How can you separate fact from fiction when teaching students about the Titanic? This lesson plan uses a fact-filled text lesson to create a solid knowledge base and includes a fun activity designed to assess comprehension.

Facts About the Titanic: History, Sinking & Survivors

3. Facts About the Titanic: History, Sinking & Survivors

This lesson offers a brief examination of elements of the sinking of the Titanic. The ships short history and a chronology of the sinking will be covered. We'll also look at some of the survivors of the tragedy

Second Industrial Revolution Lesson Plan

4. Second Industrial Revolution Lesson Plan

Teachers, this lesson explores the inventions of the second industrial revolution. Students will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, complete a research activity and take a quiz.

The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

5. The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

The Second Industrial Revolution was another great leap forward in technology and society. New innovations in steel production, petroleum and electricity led to the introduction of public automobiles and airplanes. In this lesson, learn about the key inventions that spurred this revolution.

Trains Lesson Plan

6. Trains Lesson Plan

Teach your students about trains with this interactive lesson plan. Guide students through two text lessons outlining aspects of steam and electric trains, discuss content with comprehension questions, then apply learning to an engaging activity.

Steam Trains: Lesson for Kids

7. Steam Trains: Lesson for Kids

Imagine a giant machine chugging faster than any car on the road. It sounds like monstrous metal clanking hard, and as it zooms by, you hear 'CHOO CHOO!'' Did you imagine a train? This lesson focuses on steam trains and how they work.

Electric Trains: Lesson for Kids

8. Electric Trains: Lesson for Kids

Electric trains provide transportation for many people around the world. In this lesson, you will learn what electric trains are, why they are important, and how they operate.

Assembly Line Lesson Plan for Elementary School

9. Assembly Line Lesson Plan for Elementary School

What is an assembly line? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to outline important facts about assembly lines for elementary students. An activity gives students a chance to participate in an assembly line.

Louis Braille Lesson Plan

10. Louis Braille Lesson Plan

Teach your students about Louis Braille, the developer of the braille system. Students will read a text lesson describing Braille's life from early childhood to adulthood including his inspiration for and legacy of braille. Discussion questions, a quiz and activity included.

Louis Braille: Biography, Facts & Quotes

11. Louis Braille: Biography, Facts & Quotes

Today, the system of braille is used around the world to ensure that the blind are able to read. In this lesson, we'll talk about Louis Braille and see how he developed this unique system.

Louis Pasteur Lesson Plan

12. Louis Pasteur Lesson Plan

Educate your students about the famous French scientist Louis Pasteur. Students will review a text lesson, take a follow-up quiz, and engage in educational related activities to reinforce concepts.

Who is Louis Pasteur? - Biography, Quotes & Timeline

13. Who is Louis Pasteur? - Biography, Quotes & Timeline

Louis Pasteur was a chemist, humanist, and scientist - and even an artist! Learn about some of Pasteur's discoveries, which became vital to our modern life, and see a timeline of some of the major events in his own life.

Louis Pasteur Activities

14. Louis Pasteur Activities

Do your students know who Louis Pasteur is? Check out this lesson for ideas to engage your students in activities that will help them learn all about Louis Pasteur and his accomplishments.

Radio Lesson Plan

15. Radio Lesson Plan

Your students may not believe that at one time, radios were cutting-edge technology. Students will read a text lesson about the radio's history and uses, play a fact-based game, then do a project to demonstrate their understanding.

History of the Radio

16. History of the Radio

This lesson provides an exciting look into the history and technology of the radio, including communication and broadcast technologies made possible through radio wave usage. Find out who invented the radio and how early radios were used.

Steamboat Lesson Plan

17. Steamboat Lesson Plan

Educate your students about steamboats with this lesson plan. They will study a text lesson, take a related quiz, and participate in a fun hands-on activity to reinforce concepts about steamboats.

Steamboat: Definition & History

18. Steamboat: Definition & History

If you ever read any of Mark Twain's books, you've heard stories about steamboats traveling up and down the Mississippi River, but what are these boats and how did they come to be? This lesson explains what a steamboat is and the history of its invention, use, and decline.

European Industrial Revolution Lesson Plan

19. European Industrial Revolution Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is a tool for helping students learn about the Industrial Revolution in Europe. Students will learn about major achievements during this time period and the impact on society.

Impact of the Industrial Revolution Lesson Plan

20. Impact of the Industrial Revolution Lesson Plan

Teachers should use this lesson plan to teach students about the impact of the Industrial Revolution. Students will understand both the positive and negative impacts of the life-changing innovations of this time.

Industrial Revolution Lesson Plan

21. Industrial Revolution Lesson Plan

This lesson plan on the Industrial Revolution allows you to help students make connections between the first inventions of the 19th century and the great social changes that affected slavery and imperialism.

Industrial Revolution Unit Plan

22. Industrial Revolution Unit Plan

The late 18th and 19th centuries were a turning point in world history as the Industrial Revolution created change through new inventions and processes that would be felt economically, politically, and socially throughout the rest of time.

Industrial Revolution Project Ideas

23. Industrial Revolution Project Ideas

Without the Industrial Revolution, the world we live in today would be a completely different place. In this asset you will find a list of project ideas to enhance your middle and high school students' understanding of this era.

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