World History 9B, Assignment Five, The Industrial Revolution

Asignment Five

The Industrial Revolution

Deadline, Jan. 25, 100 points


How did the Industrial Revolution affect the 1700s and how does it still affect our world?

Industrial Revolution

Image of early railroads


Between 1700 and 1800 Britain became the leader of the Industrial Revolution. This revolution was the movement from man, wind and animal powered small cottage industry to massive factories powered by coal and made of steel-based equipment.

This truly was a revolution because it changed the ways people lived. We may take it for granted today, but this change swept across the European-centered worldThe effects of the Industrial Revolution are part of our everyday lives today.


Students will identify and explain the causes and effects of one aspect of the Industrial Revolution from the list given below.

Essential questions

  1. How and when did your topic begin to be important to the Industrial Revolution?
  2. What were the biggest changes that influenced it?
  3. Describe its longlasting impacts - all the way to today.

    It would be an excellent idea to incorporate an explanatory graphic or two into your presentation.

Special instructions

You will create a short, but thorough presentation that answers the above questions about the topic you choose. You will also create a list of bullet points that summarizes the main point of your presentation. You will email those lists to me and they will be posted at the bottom of this web page. You will also email the link to your presentation to me and I will post it above the essays.

Your total class time for your presentation will be about 5 minutes.

i do not have a minumum number of slides, but you need to make you sure you thoroughly answer the essential questions. I do not think you will need more than six or seven slides, but if you need more, please feel free to do so.

Here is the list of topics.

  • Textile Industry
  • Steel Industry
  • Enclosure Movement
  • Making power portable
  • Transportation Improvement - especially railroads

When you are done with your presentation, share it with me at

You may work in groups if you choose, but group sizes are limited to three.


Groups, Topics

  • Brigham, Connor, Jett, Steel Production
  • Hyrum, Tanner, Textile Production
  • Kayt, Emily, Textile Production
  • Addi, Ali, Making Power Portable
  • Lily, Sam, Transportation Improvement
  • Mitch, Gabe, Brendan, Transportation Improvement
  • Brady, Gavin, Steel Production

Transportation Bullet Points

  • The people in 1807 needed a cheaper and easier way of moving commodities.
  • The steam engine made it easier to create new ways of transportation.
  • The inventions in the 1800s helped pave the way for our modern day way of travel.
  • Britain needed to move heaven cargo the roads were bumpy, muddy, and rutted 
  • In 1815 John McAdam made a road the drained rain water and could hold more weight
  • They were making lots of canals  
  • In 1809 Robert Fulton made a steam boat

Steel Production - Bullet Point List

  • The Industrial revolutionT
  • What is steel made of
  • How did they make steel
  • The effects of the steel industries growth
  • What was steel used for
  • Water frame was a little wheel that would spin cotton into thread more efficiently.  
  • Steam engine was a tool that would help pump the water out of mines faster.
  • Canals would be built to help transport coal and other things quicker using steam powered boats.
  • Manufacturer were factories that would help make all types of things quicker and easier.
  • In 1875, Britain produced 47% of pig iron (also known as crude iron) in the world, and 40% of steel produced.

  • Britain sent about 40% of its steel to the US who was building its railroads and growing as an econom

  • Steel helped create machines used for precision iron working.
    Steel is the world’s most important engineering and construction material. It is used in almost every modern day things including cars, construction products, refrigerators, washing machines, cargo ships and surgical tools.

  • Steel has changed the way we build, the way we fight wars, and the way we travel.

  • Steel is lighter and stronger than iron, which was why it was so important in the Industrial Revolution.

  • Due to trading, Britain began to build more roads making it easier to transport heavy goods - such as steel

Textile Manufacturing - Bullet Point List

  • Factories
  • Mass producing
  • Greenhouse gasses
  • The amount of sulfur in the air around us has increased dramatically
  • The Quality has been decreasing steadily
  • The population around the world increased 
  • A more readily supply of items has been increasing
  • We take for granted the necessary things we need for survival like food and clothes.






Presentation Rubric
Is each answer complete? Is the language use correct and easy to follow?
33 points possible per answer

Are the answers essentially correct, but key points are missing? Is the language use correct and easy to follow?
26 points possible per answer

Do the answers use generic statements without clear conclusions and are the points vague and difficult to understand? Is the language use obscure and does it contain frequent errors?
22 points possible per answer

Are the answers random and vague? Does the language use containg frequent errors? Are the answers pointless statement that could be applied under any set of circumstances?
18 points or less per answer


Links you will use with this assignment

A copy of the assignment


Printed files


Media files


Online files

Steel Production
1, 2, 3

Textile Production
1, 2, 3, 4

The Enclosure Movement
1, 2, 3

Making Steam Power Mobile
1, 2, 3

Transportation Improvment
1, 2, 3