This introductory lesson gives insight into industrialization and the changes it brought by incorporating various activities and sources. The download includes three files.
The first file is a discussion packet. The class will watch two video clips and analyze two pictures relevant to industrialization and its effects. Students will complete the packet by analyzing the sources and sharing their answers through class discussion. The directions provide helpful steps to analyze the sources: first observe what you see to use as evidence for later, and then to interpret that evidence in relation to the context of industrialization and its effects. There is also an example provided to help students understand what they should be doing.
The second file is an attachment of an excerpt from the 1897 Sears Roebuck & Co. Catalog. This is used as the final picture for analysis and discussion.
The third file is a teacher "cheat sheet." This sheet goes over the key takeaways and main idea of each video and picture. It includes time stamps for the videos, specific objects in the pictures, and how those items relate to industrialization's effects.
The title of the video clips is included, as well as the pictures. If you have trouble finding the videos, the links below will take you directly to them.
Belle's Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovhdfa1sUoM
Modern Times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPSK4zZtzLI
Directions for use:
1. Use as an introduction lesson about industrialization or towards the end to review changes
2. Explain that students will be analyzing sources, writing down interpretations, and sharing their ideas through class discussion
3. Read the directions, steps on how to analyze the sources, and go over the example
4. Play the video, give students two minutes to write down what they observed and their interpretations, then discuss, and so on
-Can be used as an introduction, followed by notes/content, and ended with the industrialization word cloud activity (can be found at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Industrialization-Word-Cloud-3526861)
-Higher level thinking skills
-Includes a teacher cheat sheet to help facilitate discussion and go over key information