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Ch 13: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: The Industrial Revolution

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You can learn important facts about the Industrial Revolution by watching these video lessons. These topics might be included on the Virginia SOL Exam on World History & Geography 1500-Present.

Virginia SOL World History & Geography 1500-Present: The Industrial Revolution- Chapter Summary

When you take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Exam covering history and geography from 1500 to the present, you'll likely come across several questions on the subject of the Industrial Revolution. All relevant topics you might be tested on will be covered in the video lessons you can find in this chapter. The lessons will go over important points such as:

  • Events and innovations of the Industrial Revolution
  • World economies of the 1700s
  • Urbanization in the Industrial Revolution
  • The working-class
  • Major inventions of the Industrial Revolution
  • The definition and leaders of socialism
  • Evolution of the economy

After you've watched all of the video lessons, you can test your understanding of these topics by taking the practice quizzes. These resources will give you a much easier time preparing for the Virginia SOL Exam itself!

14 Lessons in Chapter 13: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: The Industrial Revolution
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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.

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

2. 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.

World Economies in the 1700s: Trends, Factors & Characteristics

3. World Economies in the 1700s: Trends, Factors & Characteristics

In this lesson, we explore the economic trends of 18th-century Europe and the demographic and ideological factors which made the Industrial Revolution possible.

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.

Inventions of the Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

5. 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.

The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

6. The Industrial Revolution: Impacts on the Environment

The Industrial Revolution was marked by the introduction of power-driven machinery and ushered in a time of strong economic development. Learn how advancements made during the Industrial Revolution impacted the environment.

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

7. 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.

Luddites During the Industrial Revolution: Definition & Overview

8. Luddites During the Industrial Revolution: Definition & Overview

The Luddites were British workers who staged protests during the Industrial Revolution. Learn more about the reasons for their protests and the government's response, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

American Industry Development in the Gilded Age: Bessemer Process, Scientific Management & New Business Models

9. American Industry Development in the Gilded Age: Bessemer Process, Scientific Management & New Business Models

American industry was transformed in the Second Industrial Revolution but not just through mechanization. Find out how new methods of management and organization helped the development of big business.

Socialism: Definition & Leaders

10. Socialism: Definition & Leaders

This lesson defines and explains the 19th century political ideology socialism. In doing this, it will highlight the roles of the Industrial Revolution and the socialist experiments of Robert Owen and Charles Fourier.

Impact of the Industrial Revolution on Women & Children

11. Impact of the Industrial Revolution on Women & Children

In this lesson, we'll learn about the impact the Industrial Revolution had on women and children. We'll highlight key themes and developments surrounding this topic and place it in historical context.

The Evolution of Economy: Changes from the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions

12. The Evolution of Economy: Changes from the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions

Explore how the economy has evolved from the agricultural era into a postindustrial society during the second agricultural revolution and the industrial revolution; how changes in technology and settlements impacted the workforce and economic power; and the primary, secondary, and tertiary economic sectors.

European Imperialism in India & the British East India Company

13. European Imperialism in India & the British East India Company

In this lesson, we will learn about European imperialism in India. We will explore the relationship between European powers and India and examine the role of the British East India Company.

European Imperialism in China: Trades, Battles & Treaties

14. European Imperialism in China: Trades, Battles & Treaties

In this lesson, we will examine European imperialism in China. We will highlight the key themes associated with this topic, specifically the Opium Wars and the 'Open Door' Policy.

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