This is a series of primary source readings on the industrial revolution for a World History course at the high school or university survey course level. The four primary source readings include 4-15 questions at the end of each reading that combine reading comprehension, links to current government issues and Document-Based-Questions (marked with a "►"). Contents include:
1. Adam Smith from The Wealth of Nations on the division of labor (1776)
2. Sadler Report on Child Labor excerpts (1832)
3. Parliamentary debate on the Sadler bill (1832)
4. David Ricardo on the Theory of Competitive Advantage (1817)
5. Short project/paper on source documentation
6. Unit vocabulary and concept list with a practice test worksheet
The readings can be used for in-class lessons, sub-plans or homework assignments. They're ideal for a World History AP course, though I use them for my standard-level students as well.