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Below is a sample breakdown of the Industrialization chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||The Agricultural Revolution: History and Inventions||Changes in agriculture and their relationship to farm productivity; influential factors and key inventors, with an emphasis on England|
|Tuesday||First Industrial Revolution: Origins and Inventions||Mid-18th century England and developments related to capital, land and labor; improvements in cotton and iron production and invention of the steam engine and other transportation technologies|
|Wednesday||Impact of the First Industrial Revolution: Economic and Social Influences||Effects of industrialization on class structure, factory conditions and standard of living; establishment of trade unions and overview of urbanization.|
|Thursday||The British Reform Movement: Changes at Home and at Work||Child labor, political and urban reforms; summary of the Corn Laws and their controversial content|
|Friday||Economists of the First Industrial Revolution: Adam Smith, David Ricardo and Thomas Malthus||Classical economic theories of Adam Smith, Father of Economics; key economic theories of David Ricardo and Thomas Malthus.|
1. The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects
The Agricultural Revolution was a period of technological improvement and increased crop productivity that occurred during the 18th and early 19th centuries in Europe. In this lesson, learn the timeline, causes, effects and major inventions that spurred this shift in production.
2. Causes of the First Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary
The Industrial Revolution was a period when new sources of energy, such as coal and steam, were used to power new machines designed to reduce human labor and increase production. The move to a more industrial society would forever change the face of labor.
3. Inventions of the Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary
Although many factors influenced the first Industrial Revolution, the progress made by several inventors was essential. In this lesson, learn about the innovators who helped to spur the Industrial Revolution forward.
4. Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts
The Industrial Revolution had a lasting effect on class structure, urbanization and lifestyle. In this lesson, we will learn how the Industrial Revolution changed various aspects of European society.
5. The British Reform Movement: Social, Political & Economic Reforms
The first Industrial Revolution led to fundamental changes in all aspects of society, from work patterns to living conditions. In this lesson, we will discuss the reform movements aimed at solving the problems of inequality, parliamentary reform, and unhealthy urban areas.
6. The Economists: Adam Smith, David Ricardo & Thomas Malthus
During the 18th and 19th centuries, several major theorists put forth ideas that would influence how governments handled economic matters. This lesson will discuss the major ideas and influential theories of Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and Thomas Malthus.
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