WebQuest

The Industrial Revolution: Good or Bad for England?

Process

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In order to get full credit on the project, you must complete all four elements of the project. In the Evaluation section of this WebQuest, you can find the rubric that will be used to grade each part.

Part 1: Editorials (graded individually)

An editorial is an article by a news organization newspaper or magazine that expresses the opinion of the editor, editorial board, or publisher.

I have included some instructions and a worksheet to fill out to help you write you article.

Topics you might want to consider in writing your editorial pieces:

• Unions and strikes,
• women,
• child labor,
• health factors
• factories and mass production
• economic effects

Below are links you can use to find information about the positive and negative effects of industrialization. As you visit the sites with your partner, use the chart attached to take notes for your editorials.

General Info

http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Industrial_Revolution.html

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook14.html#Social%20and%20Political%20Effects

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_Revolution

http://library.thinkquest.org/4132/info.htm

http://www.allfreeessays.net/student/The_Effects_of_the_Industrial_Revolution.html

Economic

http://www.ehs.org.uk/industrialrevolution/PH_index.htm

http://www.ehs.org.uk/industrialrevolution/PH_Industry_1.htm

Unions

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/TUmatchgirls.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/TUgas.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Lcombination.htm

Women, Children, and Wages

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/IRwages.htm

http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/textile.html

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Twork.htm

Health and Safety

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/IRdeformities.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/IRfood.factory.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/IRaccidents.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/IRtime.htm


When your chart is completed, you can use the examples you wrote down to begin your editorial following the format described above.

The final product should be typed and checked carefully for spelling and grammar.

Part 2: Primary Source Images (graded individually)

Use the links above to find images from England during this time period. For your image, choose a photograph, drawing, painting, or political cartoon that somehow illustrates a positive or negative effect of the Industrial Revolution.

Be sure to read information about the image you choose so you can create a caption describing the image to someone who knows less about the Industrial Revolution than you do.

Final images should be printed and captions should be typed.

Part 3: Policy Recommendation (graded together)

After you and your partner finish writing your editorials, you need to consult with each other in order to come to an agreement about 1) whether the Industrial Revolution had a positive or negative effect on 18th century England (or both) and 2) what types of laws the English government should enact to counteract any negative effects. Some questions you should consider are

• Is the harm or benefit economic? Social? Health related? Human related?
• Who benefits or is harmed?
• How could a law prevent this harm or increase the benefit?

Use the worksheet attached below, along with the research you did for your editorials and images, to write your policy recommendation. This portion of the project should reflect collaboration between you and your partner.

The final product should be typed and checked carefully for spelling and grammar.

Part 4: Pamphlet (graded together)

Your pamphlet should bring all three elements of the project together in a way that is clear and visually stimulating. Again, this portion of the project should reflect collaboration between you and your partner.

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    Description: Policy Recommendation Worksheet

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    Description: Editorial Worksheet

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    Description: Positive/Negative Chart

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