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posted May 16, 2013, 5:13 AM by Peter Knowles
Day 69--

Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?How will I  accomplish this task?  How will I show that I have done this?How well will I have to do this?
 I will be able to understand basic facts about the start of the Industrial Revolution.I will read/skim the textbook while looking for specific answers to questions.  I will bring my completed assignment to class tomorrow so I can work with the information. This is a formative assessment. It will help me understand material that I'll use in my later summative assessments. 

NOTE: If you're planning to retake the latest test, be sure to fully correct your first test, complete any assignments from the unit -- and bring them with you -- and come to the classroom at lunch to retake it. 

Today in class we'll review a bit of last night's homework assignment, then continue our new unit on the Industrial Revolution. 

First, we'll start with a QUIZ over yesterday's / last night's assignment. Use your notes/assignment to help you answer the questions correctly. 

Check your email afterward to see how well you did. If you missed any questions, check your assignment and the recommended pages in the textbook to find the correct answer. 

Then, we'll focus on some important vocabulary terms from the reading. 

After you finish your quiz and check your results, get a vocabulary card from Mr. Knowles and start filling in the blank areas using your understanding of the word, the textbook, and online resources such as Dictionary.com, the Visualthesaurus.com, etc. We'll talk about what you come up with when everyone's had a chance to complete the card. (And don't forget to draw a picture on the back to show what the word means.)

Yesterday we started looking at why England led the way toward an Industrial Revolution. Now we'll look more closely at an important aspect of the changes taking place in England at the time and helping to fuel industry: The Enclosure Movement. Take notes on the back of your Why England? handout as we discuss this in class. As you take notes, think about possible answers to the questions below:

Questions to consider:

  1. What does "enclosure" mean?

  2. What benefit was there for landowners in enclosing their land?

  3. What consequences were there for landless workers?

  4. Why did landowners make this choice?

  5. What choices were available to the landless workers as a result?

Here's a video to help explain it if you miss class or need another version of the story.