A short (9 slides) PowerPoint showing how the Industrial Revolution came about in Great Britain. Includes a possible discussion or project for students on what inventions changed the lives of their grandparents, parents, and themselves. If you found this useful, please check out my follow-up lessons on the Industrial Revolution, which include a PowerPoint presentation on Art & Culture, several readings, a project (with rubric), and a fun activity that is incredibly versatile. It can take 20 minutes or an hour or more and can include any amount of students, the more the better. ALSO INCLUDES a biography of industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie with possible discussion/essay questions.