SELL THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION!
- Your task is to sell an invention from the Industrial Revolution. As you know, new technologies require a lot of investment and not everyone was ready to invest so much if the payoff was not a guarantee. You will create groups of 4 with your classmates and then select an invention during class to create a 30 - 90 second advertisement for your project. You can take a look at last year´s videos for inspiration.
- Once you have completed your ad, upload it to YouTube and we will post it on the Weebly. You MUST have the video uploaded to YouTube by Monday, December 15th and we will upload them to the Weebly on the same day.
- We will watch the advertisements on December 17th together in class. We look forward to seeing what creative ways you devise to sell the invention!
Flying Shuttle (1733)
Spinning Jenny (1764)
Steam Engine (1769)
Stephenson's Rocket (1825)
The Water Frame (1769)
The Telegraph (1844)
Bessemer Converter (1856)
Incandescent Light Bulb (1879)
Cotton Gin (1793)
Spinning Mule (1779)
Sewing Machine (1846)
Rotary Press (1870)
Essay - Industrial Revolution
As one of the three main elements of assessment for this unit, you will be writing a 1 1/2 to 2 page essay (size 12 font - Times New Roman) using one of the two videos below as the basis for your essay. Follow the structure below for that which corresponds to the video you have selected.
For the BBC video:
1st - Introduction - What is the purpose of the video? Who produced it? Why?
2nd - Why did the industrial revolution take place in the 18th century?
3rd - Why did it develop first in Great Britain?
4th - What have been the consequences of the industrial revolution for the world and your life personally?
For the Crash Course video:
1st - Introduction - What was the Industrial Revolution? Where did it begin? When did it begin?
2nd - Why did it begin in Britain?
3rd - What were some of the key stages of the Industrial Revolution?
4th - Conclusion - How has the Industrial Revolution affected your life directly? Do you agree with John Green's perspective of the Industrial Revolution? Why or why not?