This lesson starts with the Great Exhibition in 1851, Britain's celebration of its own industrialization and essentially the first world's fair. It then looks at why Britain was so far ahead of the rest of the world and then why Western Euorpe and the U.S. were the next to industrialize. Following that is series of short case studies of five nations' industrialization, including that of Japan, the first non-Western nation to industrialize. Included in the lesson is a smaller flowchart showing the successive waves of industrialization over the last 150 years. It ends with a series of pictures and statistics showing the rapid urbanization that came with industrialization.
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, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes with lots of details and interesting trivia.
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