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“So You Say You Want a Revolution?”
Industrialization in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was characterized by the rise of corporations and heavy industry, which transformed the American economy. It marked a shift from a predominance of agricultural workers to a predominance of factory workers. It marked a shift from rural living to urban living, with more people living in crowded and unsanitary conditions.

The rise of industrialization in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries increased the demand for workers. With this demand, immigrants came from other countries and Americans migrated from other parts of the United States to take jobs in industrial centers.

 
I can:
  • Analyze how the rise of corporations, heavy industry, mechanized farming and technological innovations transformed the American economy from an agrarian to an increasingly urban industrial society.

  • Explain the major social and economic effects of industrialization and the influence of the growth of organized labor following Reconstruction in the United States.

  • Identify examples of multiple causation and long- and short term causal relationships with respect to historical events.

  • Analyze the relationship between historical events taking into consideration cause, effect, sequence and correlation.

Tech Skills:
  • Navigate websites

  • Utilize keyboarding and mouse skills

  • Select objects and paste them into another location.

  • Select an object to resize for proper proportions

  • Drag and drop objects and text depending on the needs of the product

  • Highlight text and copy and paste it into another location.

  • Properly cite and utilize web images, and connected to content

  • Utilize Google Slides to create.

  • Publish and share a digital creation

Materials and Resources:

Effects of the Industrial Revolution

How to make comic strips in Google Slides

Sample Comic Strip made in slides

Grade Level:
  • 9th-12th Grade
Subject Area:
  • American History
Procedure:

Understanding the positive and negative impacts of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, is imperative as students continue the study of American History.

The students will create a comic strip, via Google Slides, that presents to the reader some of these impacts. The characters of the strip should take on one of the varying social classes that existed during this time period and explore the impacts at that level.

 

Activity 1:

Students should brainstorm, which social group(s), their cartoon will focus and identify which impacts it will focus on.

  • Student should draft out some basic dialogue for comic

  • Student should locate key images to be utilized in comic strip

     

 

Activity 2:

Student will craft comic strip

 Student will publish and share their digital creation with instructor.

Standards:

Ohio American History

  • 10. The rise of corporations, heavy industry, mechanized farming and technological innovations transformed the American economy from an agrarian to an increasingly urban industrial society.

  • 11. The rise of industrialization led to a rapidly expanding workforce. Labor organizations grew amidst unregulated working conditions and violence toward supporters of organized labor.

Supplementary Resources:

Fundamental Economic Questions and the Industrial Revolution http://dnet01.ode.state.oh.us/ims.itemdetails/lessondetail.aspx?id=0907f84c80531cc3

Urbanization http://dnet01.ode.state.oh.us/ims.itemdetails/lessondetail.aspx?id=0907f84c80531c99

 

 

 

*Content Standards information derived from:
https://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Ohio-s-New-Learning-Standards/Social-Studies/High-School_American-History_Model_Curriculum_Aug2014.pdf.aspx

**Lesson based on ideas shared at
http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/04/creative-slides.html#more

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