The Market Revolution in the United States Webquest and Video Analysis with Key - this is a 14 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains questions 30 based on a Crash Course U.S. History video and an online study guide website.
Students will be introduced to the topic of the Market Revolution by watching the video Crash Course U.S. History: The Market Revolution. The video will provide an in depth look at the transportation advancements of the early 19th century (steam boats, canals, and railroads) and how they changed the industrialization of America. The change in business model during this time, the farmed out cottage industry giving way to the centralized factory is the second main concept discussed. The video also discusses how this revolution was a massive shift for Americans, becoming employees who earned a wage based on precise time keeping would have been a gigantic culture shock at the time. Following the video, students will go to an online study guide which will discuss several more inventions, including the cotton gin and how it transformed the United Sates cotton and manufacturing industries into world powers.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.