Welcome: The Industrial Revolution
Description: This WebQuest explores how the Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain, a country that contained just the right mix of raw materials, laborers, and people with money to make the development of the factory system possible. Along with advances in agriculture, the Industrial Revolution played a significant role in modernizing the world and providing it with new economic principles.
Grade Level: 9-12
Curriculum: Social Studies
Keywords: enclosures, inventions, crop rotation, industrialization, textiles, transportation, factors of production, urbanization, living conditions, working conditions, class systems, capitalism, socialism, communism, corporations, laissez faire, entrepreneur, Marxism, unions, strikes
Author(s): Robert Valenti