This is an introductory lesson to the Industrial Revolution in Europe.
- Bell work reflection question
- PowerPoint lesson
- Inventions assignment
- Exit question
The bell work question prompts students to think about meaningful inventions in their life. This leads into the PowerPoint lesson.
Periodically the lesson refers to Document Based Questions in the Glencoe World History textbook. If you do not have this textbook, I suggest incorporating some DBQs of your own to complement the lecture and have students think critically about the topic.
I have also included a follow up inventions assignment that can be used as a class activity or a homework assignment. Students should read a textbook or do an internet search for a list of inventions and in a table record the name of the inventor, a description of the invention, and the impact or result. A reproducible table is included that can be entered into an online website or Word Document.
The lesson concludes with an exit question asking students to state a major cause of the Industrial Revolution and a major impact it had on society.
* This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson to US history courses on the Industrial Revolution.