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Unit 3: Revolutions and Reaction

Lesson E: The Origins and Spread of the Industrial Revolution

Activator: The World 1770-1850

Directions: Select each continent to preview some of the events from this time period.

Now that you have finished previewing events from the industrial era, discuss the following questions as directed by your teacher.


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Classroom Activity - The World 1770-1850

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Directions: Prepare a response to the discussion questions below. Follow your teacher’s directions to participate in your class discussion.

  • How do the events show the spread of transportation and communication systems in the industrial world?
  • What role did imperialism play in industrialization?
  • How do you think these events affect daily life for people living in those areas?
  • How do you think these events affect trade for people and businesses of the world?

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Now that you have previewed examples of changes during the industrial era, move on to the discussion of the economic transformations around the world.