The Great Exhibition of 1851 Objective



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The Great Exhibition of 1851

Objective: Students will be determine and analyze the implications of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Students will be able to explain how and why Great Britain celebrated the Industrial Revolution.
Directions: Use the links for each section and answer all questions on page 166 of your notebook
Introduction:

The Great Exhibition of 1851 in London celebrated the industrial, military, and economic superiority of Great Britain. Using the link read the information to become familiar about the goals and objectives of the Great Exhibition of 1851.

http://www.victorianstation.com/palace.html
The Crystal Palace:

Use the link answer the following questions. Be sure to click on each of the parts of the Crystal Palace before answering the questions. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/english/Clayton/318visual_1851.htm




  1. Describe the Crystal Palace.

  2. What else do you see in the illustrations?

  3. Why do you think the Crystal Palace was considered so impressive in 1851?

  4. Do you think the Crystal Palace is an impressive building from today’s persperctive? Why or why not?

  5. What does the Crystal Palace symbolize?


Sermons preached by Reverend George Clayton:

Use the link to answer the following questions



http://www.victorianweb.org/history/1851/clayton.html


  1. According to Clayton, who is the Exhibition for? Do you agree or disagree? Why?

  2. According to Clayton, what is the evidence for England’s “greatness or glory”?

  3. Why does Clayton consider the Crystal Palace a “temple of real fame”?

  4. How does Clayton justify the Exhibition’s use of religion?

  5. Do you agree or disagree with Clayton’s view of the Exhibition? Explain.


Conclusion: Collins II: What does the Great Exhibition of 1851 reveal to us today? Do we have anything today that compares to the Crystal Palace and the Great Exhibition of 1851?


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