WHERE DOES THE WEEKEND COME FROM?
Of course, we can’t really answer that question until we finish setting the stage of the Industrial Revolution – so let’s finish our inquiry into how the Industrial Revolution changed the lives of working people! To help us further unpack this question, we’re going to spend today contrasting the ideas we were presented with earlier this week; while our most recent essential question was “how did the Industrial Revolution move society backward?” today our essential question is “how did the Industrial Revolution move society forward??”
To unpack this question, we’re taking a look at two sources:
- Samuel Smiles: Description of Industrial Effects on Society, 1875
- Chart of Life Expectancy Rates in Mid-19th Century England
By the end of class, students will read and annotate the two sources, and record their responses on this here graphic organizer: The Industrial Revolution!!! Finishing this work will require students to reference all of the work they’ve completed this week.