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posted May 16, 2013, 5:38 AM by Peter Knowles
Day 70--


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 use the textbook and watch a video to understand the changes created in people's lives by the Industrial Revolution.  I will add to my completed assignment from Tuesday with additional 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. 


Yesterday we talked about the Enclosure Movement in England, and how changes in farming technology and techniques sparked a change in how and where people lived. We focused on two new vocabulary terms (enclosure and agrarian) and learned that while food production and population was increasing, the need for workers in an agrarian world was growing smaller. The excess work force moved from the rural areas to the new industrial cities that were being created as part of the new industiral revolution. This is where the two other terms from yesterday's class (capital and entrepreneur) come into play. Today we'll see how these factors combined to create the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

To get ready for today's class, open your assignment from Tuesday with notes and answers from the first reading for this unit. 

If you haven't already done so, copy/paste the following questions into your assignment. We'll discuss answers to them.
  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?
As we finish these questions, we'll look more closely at possible answers to the last one as we watch a video called The Industrial Revolution
Key vocabulary to help you understand the video: textilescottage industry
As you watch the video, add notes and details to your assignment from Tuesday.

If you want to watch it on your own later, use the id: Columbia Student and the password: bruins. 
If you later want to cite it in an assessment, here's the reference information for it. 
(The Industrial Revolution. Distribution Access Inc. 2000. Learn360. 16 May 2013.)

Following the video, we'll take a look at the Turning Point feature in the textbook on page 381 comparing life before and after the Industrial Revolution. Using information from the video, text, and turning point feature, answer the 2 questions on your assignment. 

HOMEWORK: Make sure that you have ALL the parts of your first assignment completed when you get to class tomorrow:
  • Tuesday's original assignment with 9 questions from the textbook.
  • Yesterday's additional 5 questions about the enclosure movement.
  • Today's notes from the video.
  • Two questions from the Turning Point feature on page 381.
  • Any other notes and information about the Industrial Revolution.
If you're missing any of that, consider it homework for tonight, and have it ready to turn in when you get to class tomorrow. 


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