This lesson looks first at the impact of industrialization on various aspects of people's lives: working conditions, living conditions, and family structure. It then looks at the various ways reforms were enacted to improve people's lives by 1900 as evidenced by population growth, higher wages, and life expectancies.
I've made the following revisions to this product:
Updated the PowerPoint format to .pptx
New color scheme for the flowcharts
More pictures and new or expanded picture essays on:
• Work and living conditions for the working class
• Changing concepts of childhood
• Robert Owen's utopian factory town
• The "mill girls" of Lowell, Massachusetts
• Humphrey Davy's miners' lamp
• "Canary in a coal mine"
• The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
• The Labor Movement
For the accompanying text, go to View then to Notes Page in slide one.
For free views of all the flowcharts, go to www.flowofhistory.com
In the PowerPoint, the color flowchart develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. There are also extensive photos with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.