This is a 4-page reading summary that briefly summarizes the major causes, components, and results of the Industrial Revolution. The reading packet also includes Guided-Reading-Questions that students can complete directly from the reading packet (10 definitions and 20 short answer questions).
Specific topics covered in the packet include the role that the Agrarian Revolution and population increases played in beginning the Industrial Revolution, the causes for the Industrial Revolution, and the beginnings of the factory system. It then continues on to the effects of the Industrial Revolution including the new economic and social changes such as laissez-faire economics, the rise of big business, new class structures, urbanization, and the changing social roles. The third portion of the summary deals with the new philosophies associated with the economics of the revolution such as liberalism, conservatism, Social Darwinism, capitalism, socialism, and Marxist Socialism. The packet concludes with the global impacts of industrialization such as migrations, urbanization, and the movement towards a global economy.
This packet serves as a great introduction or review of the Industrial Revolution and can be paired with the Industrial Revolution Guided Notes power point also available from TpT to complete a short unit on the Industrial Revolution in just a few days.