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Ch 6: Industrialization Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Industrialization chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about 18th-20th century agricultural and technological achievements in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayThe Agricultural Revolution: History and InventionsChanges in agriculture and their relationship to farm productivity; influential factors and key inventors, with an emphasis on England
TuesdayFirst Industrial Revolution: Origins and InventionsMid-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
WednesdayImpact of the First Industrial Revolution: Economic and Social InfluencesEffects of industrialization on class structure, factory conditions and standard of living; establishment of trade unions and overview of urbanization.
ThursdayThe British Reform Movement: Changes at Home and at WorkChild labor, political and urban reforms; summary of the Corn Laws and their controversial content
FridayEconomists 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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Industrialization Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects

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.

Causes of the First Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

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.

Inventions of the Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

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.

Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts

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.

The British Reform Movement: Social, Political & Economic Reforms

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.

The Economists: Adam Smith, David Ricardo & Thomas Malthus

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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