This lesson is designed to last for an hour of class time or longer. Students will be provided with background information about transportation during the Industrial Revolution. They will show what they know by completing engaging classroom activities and answering various depths of knowledge of questions related to the lesson.
At the end of this lesson, students are expected to answer the following questions:
1. How would you summarize the improvements made to transportation during the Industrial Revolution?
2. Can you explain how the development of the steamboat and railroads affected the movement of goods and trade?
3. How would you describe the sequence of events needed in order for an invention to be successful?
4. In a one page response, explain which invention category was the most important during the Industrial Revolution? Roads? Steamboats? Or Railroads?
This lesson will provide students with a classroom activity, lesson extension, and project ideas. The main lesson will require students to break up into learning groups and answer various open-ended questions. Once they have completed these questions they will engage in a group discussion.
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