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MYP4 Last update - 24 janvier 2017  
Unit 1 - How revolutionary was the Industrial Revolution?
Key Questions, Words and Skills Lesson material Additional materials and external links
Why did the Industrial Revolution start in Britain?

The Prezi from the lesson
 
Crash Course video on the Industrial Revolution

Thomas and Rogers p.4-5. Activity p.5 - Causes of the Industrial Revolution.

Blank worksheet

An extension worksheet that provides a higher level of explanation of the question.

Video - Professor Jeremy Black's 2013 BBC documentary explains why Britain was the first country to have an industrial revolution. See also the BBC article.

Mark Williams - Industrial Revelations. A 10 part documentary series by the English comedian and  Industrial Revolution enthusiast.

More recommendations for further research.
 

What were the key inventions that allowed the Industrial Revolution to take place?

 

 

Video - Mark Williams Industrial Revelations episode 2.

Thomas and Rogers p.6-8. Activity p.5 - Causes of the Industrial Revolution.

Worksheet
 

BBC Bitesize website.

Animations from the BBC website: The Rocket, steam engine, iron blast furnace, cotton mill, steam ship
  

How did factories change life in Britain? Working conditions Thomas and Rogers p 9-11.

Activity: Origins and purpose Questions 1-4. Question 2 to be completed on writing frame.

Video on working conditions.

Video - The worst jobs in history. Tony Robinson (Baldrick in Blackadder) gets his hands dirty exploring some of the worst jobs of the industrial revolution.

What makes a source useful? This section of the website provides detailed advice.
 

How did factories change life in Britain? Living conditions. PowerPoint from the lesson.

Video shown in lesson.

Video worksheet to complete.

 

 
First Unit Assessment

Criterion A: Knowing and understanding
Criterion D: Thinking critically
 

Guidelines

 

 
How and why were factories reformed? Thomas and Rogers p 12.

Child labour debate research sheet.

Spartacus Educational website with activity details.
 

 
Second Unit Assessment

Criterion A: Knowing and understanding
Criterion C: Communicating
 

Guidelines

The performance will be filmed, as in this example to the right.

What were the cultural consequences of the Industrial Revolution?

 

PowerPoint and activity from lesson.

 
Third Unit Assessment

Criterion B: Investigating
Criterion C: Communicating

Guidelines

700-1500 word investigation into child labour 2016. Thomas and Rogers p.13 for further details.

Video seen in class

 

Possible research links:

ILO on child labour
Anti-slavery website
Unicef on child labour

What was the political system like before the industrial revolution? Thomas and Rogers p.13-16

Blackadder episode seen in class and true or false quiz to be completed.

 
 
What were the political consequences of the Industrial Revolution?

 

PowerPoint and worksheet. What is the origin of democracy. Video about classical Athens.
What caused the Industrial Revolution in Japan? Thomas and Rogers p.17-19

Worksheet and video (password bisb).

 

Crash Course video on nationalism and Japan
What were the Meiji Reforms in Japan Using the information in your textbook pages 20-23, complete a revision diagram in pairs which shows how the Meiji reforms transformed Japan in the 19th century.

Diagram to complete.
 

Video (password bisb).
Fourth Unit Assessment

Criterion A: Knowing and understanding
Criterion B: Investigating
Criterion C: Communicating

 

Write an essay: ‘Industrialization brings benefits to society.’ To what extent do you agree with this claim?

Guidelines

 

 

 

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