Overview of the Industrial Revolution Lesson

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Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will gain a chronological understanding of the Industrial Revolution. They will develop an awareness of the key people, events, and concepts associated with this event. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading, research, and watching options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Readings

Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet:

Step 2: Answer the set questions by reading the webpage below:

Option 2: Internet research

Download a copy of the research worksheet and use the internet to complete the tables.

Option 3: Watch video

Step 1: Download a copy of the viewing questions worksheet below:

Step 2: Answer the set questions by watching the following video:


The Industrial Revolution: Why did it Happen Here? (2013). BBC.


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Resources for subscribers

Extension activities