International School History - European Schools - S5

S5 History Last update - 05 September 2016 Official European School History 4-5 Syllabus: English, French, German.
Unit 5 - Industrial Revolution
Key Questions Lessons Additional resources and external links
What was the Industrial Revolution? an overview. PowerPoint
 
The Discovery Channel's How Stuff Works has helpfully edited the excellent Industrial Revelations series into short relevant clips .
 
Mark Williams - Industrial Revelations. A 10 part documentary series by the English comedian and  Industrial Revolution enthusiast.
   
BBC Bitesize website Wikipedia.

Game: who want to be a cotton millionaire. Open Door website on the industrial revolution.
 
A series of lectures and very useful summary diagrams about the Industrial Revolution from the Flow of History website.
   
The National Archives
The British National Archive contains a number of relevant sites worth exploring on the Industrial Revolution.
   
The brilliant Dr Bronowski explains the importance of what he calls the English Revolution.

 

Why was Europe and Britain first to have an industrial revolution? Worksheet 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.

Open University website what did the Industrial Revolution do for us?
BBC Bitesize website Industrial Revolution exam preparation and quizzes. Eric Evans on why Britain became the world superpower  in the 19th Century.
Pat Hudson on why Britain was first.

Why did Europe colonize China and not the other way around? Interesting extract and fuller version from Jared Steel's bestselling Guns, Germs and Steel.
 
Video of the PBS adaptation of Jared Diamond's best selling history 'Guns, Germs and Steel', examines imperialism in Africa. For more see the PBS site.
   

Why was the agricultural revolution so important? Worksheet and PowerPoint BBC Bitesize website revision and quizzes.
 
Flow of History website on the agricultural revolution.

 

Why was steam power so important to the industrial revolution? Worksheet and blank diagram to complete.


Click to enlarge advice

 

BBC Bitesize website.

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

Why were the railways so important to the Industrial Revolution? Worksheet and PowerPoint.

Mark Williams on the early days of steam trains. Video
 
Prezi presentation comparing the railways to the iPod.

BBC Bitesize website.

Bruce Robinson on the impact of the railways. Essay
Mark Williams on the early days of steam trains. Full Video
 
Dan Snow's 2013, three-part documentary for the BBC looking at the impact of the railways on the history of Britain.

 
Flow of History website on the impact of railways

 

What were the social consequences of the Industrial Revolution?

Part 1 - Public Health

Introduction and Public Health PowerPoint.

Video on health and housing and worksheet to be completed

Additional videos that examine various other social consequences of the Industrial Revolution: migration, crime,
 
Flow of History website on the social consequences of the Industrial Revolution

 

What were the social consequences of the Industrial Revolution?

Part 2 - Working conditions

Working conditions and trade unions PowerPoint

Video on work and trade unions and worksheet to be completed

Additional videos that examine various other social consequences of the Industrial Revolution: migration, crime,

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 were the cultural consequences of the Industrial Revolution? PowerPoint Last in the series of 20 minute videos looks at the cultural consequences of the Industrial Revolution.

For more on Charlie Chaplin see the excellent Mark Steel lectures (funny).

BBC documentary on the artists of Victorian England.

 

How and why did Britain change politically as a result of the Industrial Revolution? Worksheet Blackadder video on the British political system in the early 19th century. (Only partially reliable!).
 
Flow of History website on the social consequences of the Industrial Revolution

On the life of Karl Marx, including the Mark Steel lecture see these videos
 
K. Clark's classic Civilisation television documentary series examines the impact of the Industrial Revolution.

 

How can we plan an essay on the consequences of the Industrial Revolution? PESC revision diagram to be downloaded and completed or use the blank A3 diagram given out in class.

Colour code the diagram to distinguish between positive and negative consequences.
 
Crash Course video on the Industrial Revolution

Eugene Weber's brilliant illustrated lectures cover the Industrial Revolution and the early industrial city.

 


Revision quiz on the Industrial Revolution

 

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