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Ch 14: The First Industrial Revolution: AP European History Lesson Plans

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The First Industrial Revolution chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about early changes in industry and manufacturing 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 First Industrial Revolution 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
MondayOverview of the first Industrial Revolution Birth of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain and how it spread
TuesdayCauses of the first Industrial Revolution Economic and social influences on the Industrial Revolution
WednesdayThe first Industrial Revolution in Great BritainGreat Britain as an industrial leader
Thursday Impact of the first Industrial Revolution Economic results and social consequences of industrialization; population demographics and urbanization
Friday Labor during the first Industrial Revolution Growth and political ideologies of the working class during industrialization

5 Lessons in Chapter 14: The First Industrial Revolution: AP European History Lesson Plans
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The Industrial Revolution (1750-1850): Growth & Impact

1. The Industrial Revolution (1750-1850): Growth & Impact

This lesson will introduce the First Industrial Revolution. We will study the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, some of its major impacts, and its spread throughout the world.

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.

Great Britain Leads the Industrial Revolution

3. Great Britain Leads the Industrial Revolution

In this lesson, we will explore the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain. We will look at reasons for Britain's industrial leadership, trends in its industry, and the results of industrialization on British society.

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 Working-Class During the Industrial Revolution: Growth & Ideologies

5. The Working-Class During the Industrial Revolution: Growth & Ideologies

In this lesson, we will meet the workers of the Industrial Revolution. We will examine the conditions under which they worked and lived, and we will learn about a few attempts to improve their situation.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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