Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WHII Day 21: Urbanization

Setting the Stage
The Industrial Revolution affected every part of life in Great Britain, but proved to be a mixed blessing.  Eventually, industrialization led to a better quality of life for most people.  But the change to machine production initially caused human suffering.  Rapid industrialization brought plentiful jobs, but it also caused unhealthy working conditions, air and water pollution, and the ills of child labor.  It also led to rising class tensions, especially between the working class and the middle class.

1. Students will continue working on a guided reading worksheet that will help guide them into creating their political cartoon's.  It will also give them a good background of the urbanization movement.
Urbanization Guided Reading
3. Students begin to work on their Political Cartoon Project  for the remainder of the class period!
                             DUE THURSDAY, APRIL 23rd 

a.  Describe the social and economic effects of industrialization
b.  Examine growing tensions between the middle and working classes

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