April 18

posted Apr 18, 2012, 5:38 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Apr 18, 2012, 5:53 AM ]
To start, a QUIZ over your last homework assignment. It was due yesterday, but you had an extra day to complete it. (I hope you did). 

Next, let's review how to submit an assignment using the DropBox for class. (NOTE: If you don't follow all the steps, I can't read and comment on your assignments)

If you're submitting a Google Doc to the drop box, you need to follow these steps: 1. Open the Google Doc you want to share. 2. Click the SHARE button in the upper-right corner. 3. Click the CHANGE link at the top. 4. Choose to allow ANYONE WITH A LINK TO VIEW. (If you don't do this, I can't see it) 5. Also choose to ALLOW ANYONE TO EDIT.  (If you don't do this, I can't make comments on it)  6. Click SAVE. 7. Copy the provided URL and paste it into the LINK box.

Due April 19, 2012 

Standard-- Economics 2.2: Understand how economic systems function. 

Big Question --How do new economic realities impact the way people live their daily lives? 

Content Focus--Industrial Revolution: Chapter 12, Section 1 (378-387) and Chapter 13, Sections 1 & 2 (416-431)

Yesterday, you composed a paragraph, complete with citations, that explained  how changes in industry and the way things were made had an impact on people's lives. Your paragraph should explain how economic changes looked to the people who experienced them, including answers to the questions:
Who was most affected by the changes?
How did people react to changes of the new economy?
Who was not affected by the changes?
And your paragraph, of course, should have citations. 
If you'd like to partner up like yesterday to share what you've written with someone else and get some feedback, you may do so. Or, if you're happy with your paragraph, turn it in using the DropBox.

Next, you'll need to think about a particular area of the first or second industrial revolution that you think illustrates how the new economic systems changed people's lives. You'll want to choose a particular invention, or change in people's lives, or inventor, or something whose contributions to the industrial revolution led to many large changes for people. (Look at the chart we made in class a few ideas ago for ideas). In your assessment, you'll need to describe in detail this "case study", so you need to know a lot about it. Start with the textbook, but then search online for more information that you can use. (You'll probably be tempted to go to Wikipedia for this, but only do so to find other sources online. Don't use Wikipedia pages for this part). 
Be sure to note the source of your information, then begin writing a paragraph where you:

Use specific examples or an in-depth case study to illustrate key changes
What were the most dramatic or important impacts?
Who or what specific examples best illustrate these impacts?
What data or evidence illustrates these impacts?

>>Be ready with your paragraph by the start of class tomorrow. 

If you're ready, you can find an entire suggested outline on the assessment page