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posted May 30, 2013, 5:59 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated May 30, 2013, 6:00 AM ]
Day 78--

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 facts how the  Industrial Revolution led to changes in many areas of people's lives.I will review materials from the unit to identify important technological innovations and the changes they brought to people's lives.  I will begin collecting information in a chart that helps identify where new technologies created change. This is a formative assessment. It will help me understand material that I'll use in my later summative assessments. 

Today we'll continue what we started yesterday, as we get ready for your next multiple choice test (on Monday, June 3) and written assessment (due Tuesday, June 4)

We've had only 3 textbook homework assignments this unit, and we'll use them today as we continue our review. Open YOUR copy of:
Next, open your copy of a document called Industrial Revolution Review Chart that you started yesterday. 

Remember that you're using this chart so you can review material, organize information, and begin preparing to write your final written assessment for this course, which answers the question: 
How do new inventions and technologies lead to geographic, economic, and social changes in the way people live their lives?

Once you get the hang of it, you can continue on your own or with a small group. You might start by making a list of the inventions, technologies, and innovations in the first column, then coming back to discuss and think about how they might have led to Geographic, Economic, and Social changes in people's lives. 

Because your written assessment requires you to use the textbook AND at least 3 other non-Wikipedia sources, here is a list of possible online resources to consult about technologies that might end up on your chart. 
REMEMBER to carefully show the source of information as you take notes. You might consider using color-coding to show the source of information, like the sample below.






SOURCE (Page # or Reference #)

Railroads/ trains

“The Rocket”

first ones weren’t that fast, but they got faster. Steam engines; helped United States expand.

In the U.S., the first transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869

Allowed people to live farther away from each other; it connected distant locations. 

Suddenly, travel across the US was quicker, safer, and easier.

Allowed products to move quickly, easily, less expensive

Have access to products from other areas; allowed people to travel more.

Construction required immigrant labor, especially from Ireland and China

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Looking ahead: If you'd like to take a look at the Scoring Rubric for your final written assessment, due Tuesday, June 4, it's available here

HOMEWORK -- 20 minutes --
Options for you to choose from:
  • Complete any past homework assignments that you have not yet finished. 
  • Continue working on today's review chart if you like; we'll work on it more in class tomorrow, but you might want to continue a bit outside of class. 
  • Organize your Google Drive documents into a unit folder if you haven't already.
  • Do some research about one of the pieces of technology that you think was very important during the Industrial Revolution. Take careful notes including source information. You can record it on your chart.