The Industrial Revolution
This resource includes:
--- four illustrated pages of text;
---a student survey activity;
--- two pages of comprehension questions;
--- and two pages of vocabulary work.
Please note that I have a Canadian version of this resource which can be seen here:
The Industrial Revolution Canadian Version
This listing's resource is designed for American students.
This resource is designed to be an introduction of the topic for students in roughly grades 5-6 and some grade 7s. Topics covered are:
What was the Industrial Revolution, Life in the Twenty-first Century; The Pros and Cons of Industrialization (a short student activity); The Origins of the Industrial Revolution, Textile Innovators and their Inventions; Iron, Cast Iron, and Innovation; The Industrial Revolution comes to America; Cotton and the Industrial Revolution; Women and Children; and Transportation. A timeline is included on page 4 for student reference. This resource would work well for social studies or for ELA as a nonfiction unit.
The student survey can be used to introduce the topic and it can be utilized as an individual assignment or as a group activity. It could also be done as a discussion activity for the whole class. If done as individual or group work, the class can regroup and compare answers. The right side of the page is for students to take notes and after finding the correct answers, these can be filled in on the left side.
Two pages of questions (assessing comprehension as well as expressing opinions while citing evidence) are included as well as two vocabulary pages. For the latter activity, students define each word and then apply that word to what they have learned from the passages. An example is given. The vocabulary words on both pages are from the texts. Questions and vocabulary work are divided into two sections: for pages 1 and 2 and for pages 3 and 4. Student work pages are clearly marked.
A full answer key is provided (there is no answer key for the survey as it is mostly subjective). Please note that the examples given on the answer key for vocabulary work are just that - student answers are likely to be phrased differently.