April 10

posted Apr 10, 2012, 6:03 AM by Peter Knowles
Today we begin with a QUIZ over last night's assignment. You may use your assignment to help you, so get it out and use it as you begin. 

After you've finished the quiz, we'll be reviewing last night's assignment to get an idea how the many features of England at the time brought it into the center of the new Industrial Revolution. Use the Why England? handout to organize and gather more information on why England was so well suited for what was to come. 

When we're finished with this, we'll be looking more closely at the Enclosure Movement and its importance in the Industrial Revolution. 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. 

No Homework due tomorrow, but if you want to get a head start on tomorrow's assignment, READ pages 382-385. As you read, define the terms in the list on the left in Your Own Words Please (YOWP). Then create answers to the two questions on the right. 

Level 1: Define the following in YOWP

Level 2: Answer the following questions using information from the text

a.     Robert Fulton (383)

b.     Thomas Malthus (383)

c.     Industrial capitalism (384)

d.     Michael Sadler (385)

e.     Socialism (385)

f.      Robert Owen (385)


1.     How did the new social classes of the Industrial Middle Class and the Industrial Working Class compare to each other?  (384)


2.     How did the new industrial economy change the lives of women and children? (383, 385)