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Objective:

Analyze historic events from around the world by examining textual evidence written from different perspectives.

Compelling Question

Compelling Question:
How did the Industrial Revolution Change Society?

As you work through the tasks of this assignment,  consider the following supporting questions:
Did the Industrial Revolution move society forward?
Did the Industrial Revolution move society backwards?

 

Overview of the Industrial Revolution

"Starting in the mid-1700s in England, a series of inventions sparked the biggest change in human life since tools first had been used in the growing of crops thousands of years earlier.  These inventions caused profound changes in the ordinary lives of people and in the way society is organized.  The entire process-  technical innovation and social change together- is called the Industrial Revolution."

 

Citation:

Outman, James L. and Elisabeth M. Outman. Industrial Revolution Almanac. UXL,  2003. 

 

 

A Well Developed Paragraph!

What is a well-developed paragraph?

A well-developed paragraph includes the following:

  • A topic sentence which presents a claim based on the supporting question.
  • An explanation of your claim.
  • Textual evidence that supports your claim.
  • An explanation of how your textual evidence supports your claim. 
  • A second piece of textual evidence that supports your claim.
  • An explanation of how your second piece of textual evidence supports your claim.
  • A concluding sentence.

You could not write a well-developed paragraph with less than 5 sentences.

Introductory Video

Introductory Video:  An overview of the Industrial Revolution from author John Green...yes the same guy who wrote Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska!