GET YOUR STUDENTS UP & MOVING!! HANDS ON!! KINESTHETIC LEARNING!!
In this lesson learners will compare the cottage industry to the factory system by completing a simulation in order to understand the positive and negative aspects of both. This simulation goes beyond the "Assembly Line" simulations. It allows students to experience BOTH industries and to compare them in a writing.
Students go further in their experience by earning points in each area. This relates to the money that workers earn in both the factories and the cottage industry. It allows students to see why so many moved to the cities since the factories were likely to pay more than the cottage industry. The introduction script highlights the reasons for moving to cities and leaving the farms. It also highlights the wage differences between men and women.