Industrial Revolution & Communism Lesson Plan
This complete 1 day lesson plan features a visually striking PowerPoint that covers the major effects of the Industrial Revolution. Rather than simply copying the notes, students must analyze whether each effect was positive or negative and list it in the correct category. While some such as "improved education" are simple, others like "population increase" lead to excellent class discussions as students weigh the pros and cons.
The second half of the powerpoint compares capitalism & communism as a response to the effects. Similarly, students place characteristics such as "redistribution of wealth" under the matching philosophy.
The lesson includes a graphic organizer on which students complete the notes as well as a culminating worksheet. The worksheet is based off of the notes and can be completed without the use of any textbook.
For a great activity to combine with this lesson, please check out the Industrial Revolution Child Labor Story
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