This is a bundled lesson for the Industrial Revolution.
Students begin with a web activity. This allows them an opportunity to explore using a History.com web page. Students answer questions and complete fill-ins.
A PowerPoint slides follows while students complete the accompanying note guide. The PowerPoint is succinct and gives students "the story" of how the revolution developed and also highlights inventions (telegraph, steel plow, textile mills, etc) that were game changers for American industry.
This is followed by a short writing assignment that allows students to give their opinion on which invention gave the most value to American society. This can be done in class, but it also is a great homework assignment. This can lead to great class discussion!
Students then complete a fill-in note guide for "America: The Story of Us". The episode (which can be streamed on YouTube and other sites) ties in well with how the Industrial Revolution spawned the move towards urbanization.
Finally students complete the Create Your Own Invention handout. This is fun activity for students to think about how inventions have and will continue to change society.
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