World History 9B, Assignment Three, The Industrial Revolution


Assignment Four
The Industrial Revolution
Deadline, Jan. 10, 100 points

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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?
  2. What were the biggest changes that influenced it?
  3. Describe its long lasting 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 topci you choose. You will also create an essay of a few paragraphs that summarizes the above. You will email those paragraphs 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.

You may work in groups of three or less. You are not required to work in a group.

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

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


Groups and Topics - The groups and topics are listed and linked below.






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




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

Unfortunately the video we used in class is not available via the web at no charge. However, it is available at this link from Apple TV.


Sound files