The Industrial Revolution Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- this is a 12 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains questions 26 based on a Crash Course World History video and the History.com website.
Students will be introduced to the topic of the Industrial Revolution by watching the video Crash Course World History: Industrial Revolution.The video will introduce the main concepts of the Industrial Revolution, mechanization and technological advancements, and explain how these new methods of production changed our world as we know it. The cheap and easily accessible coal of Britain is pinpointed as the catalyst that allowed the Industrial Revolution to take off around 1750. The advancements made in the textile and transportation industries, thanks to the steam engine, are also discussed. The video also compares Britain to India and China during this time. Why was it Britain that had the Industrial Revolution, not these other two world powerhouses at the time? After completing the video students will travel to the history.com site and watch several videos and read an accompanying article. The article will add to the reasons for Britain's success (colonial empire) as well as discuss the negative aspects of the Industrial Revolution. The mistreatment of the working class, the cramped and dirty cities, and the massive pollution that resulted from the Industrial Revolution are all covered. Finally, the article explains the spread of the Industrial Revolution to the rest of Europe and eventually to North America.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.