Industrial Revolution: Reading Comprehension Mini-Bundle! Distance Learning

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    This student-centered, 4-6 day lesson on the Industrial Revolution has everything that you need to teach about the laborers and the conditions that they faced! This bundle focuses on five different groups of people important to the industrial age. Throughout, they will learn important vocabulary, improve their reading comprehension, and read stories and biographies that are shocking! Available to print and 1:1 Google compatible.


    Child Laborers


    African Americans



    **Check out the FREE "Immigrants and Unions" resource (included in this bundle) so that you know exactly what you are getting with this bundle of resources, and how it can be implemented in Google Classroom**

    BENEFITS: This bundle incorporates 21st century thinking skills that are embedded within Common Core Standards, the Social Studies Framework, and classrooms that encourage independent learning and thinking. Each ‘The Laborers’ resource can be printed for student binders -OR- used electronically since all resources are 1:1 Google Classroom compatible -OR- projected onto a screen or TV for whole-class read alouds. This is also a perfect resource to have on hand for substitutes!


    - A Teacher Guide with video suggestions and a final project assignment sheet

    - Bell-ringer and Closing activity suggestions (included in Teacher Guide)

    - Four student reading comprehension resources with five different ‘Laborers of Industry’ groups

    - Analysis questions attached to all resources (multiple choice, short answer or both)

    - A Teacher Guide that includes a final project

    ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How did the Industrial Revolution impact laborers in different ways?


    - Students will be able to know and identify key vocabulary words associated with the Industrial Revolution.

    - Students will enhance their reading ability through skills like ‘close reading’ and the use of annotations.

    - Students will know the variety of people that made the Industrial Revolution possible.

    - Students will understand how working conditions during the Industrial Age have differences and similarities to working conditions today.

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    Looking for reading comprehension resources that can span the length of your entire US History course? Check out these "Voices From History" Primary Source Scavenger Hunt activities!

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    Total Pages
    21 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 Week
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.
    Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
    Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.
    Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
    Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.


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