Agenda: Friday, March 25, 2011

Quote of the Day: "Luck is when preparation meets opportunity." - Seneca

Learning Targets:

* Analyze both the positive & negative effects of the Industrial Revolution. Was industrialization ultimately good for society? Why or why not?
* The Industrial Revolution began in the late eighteenth century and turned Great Britain into the first and the richest industrialized nation. A series of technological advances caused Great Britain to become a leader in the production of cotton, coal, and iron. After the introduction of the first steampowered locomotives, railroad tracks were laid across Great Britain, reducing the cost of shipping goods.
* The Industrial Revolution spread to Europe and North America. In the United States, the railroad
made it possible to sell manufactured goods from the Northeast across the country.
* The Industrial Revolution had a tremendous social impact in Europe. Cities grew quickly, and an
industrial middle class emerged. The industrial working class, meanwhile, dealt with wretched
working conditions. These conditions gave rise to socialism, a movement aimed at improving
working conditions through government control of the means of production.

1. First 20 minutes - Current Events: Video on Japan and the Disaster there and discuss the situation in Libya.  Students should recognize a connection between the industrial revolution and need for power and energy & the crisis at the nuclear power plant in Japan.  Because of advances in technology, we have some very incredible amounts of energy.  But is it produced at a cost too great?  (Radiation, etc)

2. Introduce Chapter 19 and 20 The Industrial Revolution.
3. Discuss the Video Project.  It is due next Friday.  If any student needs help, come in during tutoring on Tuesday.  Or you can send your rough draft essay or video to me so that I can lend assistance.

Video Project Due on Friday, April 1st.  Follow the rubric to be sure you have everything you need.
On Monday-Friday next week we will be working on DBQs and writing in relation to the Industrial Revolution.

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