State Standards: Industrial Revolution (1750—1880) In this unit, students will analyze the costs and benefits of the Industrial Revolution as the world shifted from an agrarian economy to one based on manufacturing. Students will examine the influence of the Industrial Revolution on the growth of cities, reform movements, and changing social structures around the world.
How did new choices created by the Industrial Revolution change the way people lived? (Standard 1)
How did the Industrial Revolution affect the rise of labor? (Standard 2)
How did the Industrial Revolution lay the foundation for competing economic systems? (Standard 3)
What ideas of this period have the greatest impact on the 20th century? (Standard 4)
In what ways did the Industrial Revolution lead to new economic, political, and social relationships? (Standard 5)