Global II unit: Industrialization John House Wilson
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Understandings: Students will understand….
Content and Vocab. Students will know….
Activities: Industrial Revolution: Notes and Flowchart (Introduction to the Ind. Revo.)
Assembly Line Activity
Global II Unit: Industrialization
John House Wilson
Lesson 2: Intro. to the Industrial Revolution and Assembly Line
: John House Wilson
What is industrialization?
What caused the Industrial Revolution?
Is life today better than it was before the industrial revolution?
Students will understand….
Agricultural developments helped spur industrialization in western Europe
New discoveries and new inventions in the 18
century helped drive an energy revolution in Europe and North America
That population growth was caused by lower mortality rates, advances in medicine and the increased
availability of food
Fossil Fuels powered the industrial revolution and are critical to industrial societies
Lager populations led to a larger labor force and greater consumer demand
Transportation was revolutionized by the industrial revolution
Industrialization is a revolution in the way energy is used and how products are produced
Content and Vocab.
Students will know….
That during the Industrial revolution Great Britain’s population expanded from 4 million to 40 million
Spinning Jenny and the cotton gin were two key early inventions
in the industrialization age
That coal and then oil played a key role in development of the revolution
That Thomas Newcomen and James Watt were the two key English inventors who developed the steam engine
That the locomotive and the steamship were invented during the industrial revolution and transformed transportation
Industrialization, factory, Industrial Revolution, tenement,
four-field crop rotation
, Cotton Gin, Spinning Jenny, Thomas Newcomen, James Watt, steam engine,
, assembly line, specialization
Further develop basic note taking skills with the aid of a graphic organizer
Learn first hand the realities of the assembly line process, its demands and limitations
Gain empathy and understanding of the
demands of industrial labor
Further develop group/team work skills
Industrial Revolution: Notes and Flowchart (Introduction to the Ind. Revo.)
Teacher will reintroduce the essential question “What caused the Industrial Revolution?” and solicit answers from students
Using PowerPoint teacher will review the causes of the Industrial revolution
Students will take notes and summarize material using flowchart organizer
Activity will end with Henry Ford, the automobile
and the assembly line
Assembly Line Activity
Students will re-create an assembly line in class
Artisan Stage: Students each individually draw a picture of a car
Each car must have certain characteristics and be drawn within a certain period of time
Assembly line Stage: Students will draw a picture of an automobile as a group
Students will be grouped into sets of 6
and moved into lines
Each student will be assigned a specific specialized task in drawing the automobile
Teacher will give a set period of time to draw an automobile
Teacher will then increase the speed of “assembly line” and force students to draw faster
Students will discuss the process of drawing the first car as an individual,
, drawbacks and challenges
Teacher will draw specific connections between part 1 and the artisan craftsman of the preindustrial age
Students will then discuss the group process its benefits, drawbacks and challenges
Teacher will then draw specific connections between part 2 and the assembly line of Henry Ford.
Students will two paragraphs about the positives and negative of artisan and mass production work.
Informal: Discussion on the causes of the industrial revolution will be used to gauge student knowledge and understandings
Class participation grade for completion of flowchart (graded along with work from lesson 1
Writing assignment on artisan creation vs. mass production
will be collected and graded
Students will complete Artisan/Mass Production writing assignment and be graded using a rubric
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