INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION STUDY GUIDE
Write your answers and draw your diagrams on separate sheets of paper. Complete explana- tions and evidence of careful thought is expected for successful completion of this assign- ment. Use Kids Discover magazine as a beginning source. You may read other sources as well. The work will be due at the end of this week.
1. What was life like before the Industrial Revolution (from 1760&#x2013;1860)? 2. Name four diseases that were common killers. 3. What did children do? Is this true of all children?
4. What improvement in farming helped people move to the cities? What crop was espe- cially important for this?
5. What did discoveries about mining and iron have to do with each other? Make a spider graph or mind map about mining, machines and iron.
6. When and by whom was photography discovered? How did it work?
7. How did the making of cloth change from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution to the end? Draw a flowchart or mindmap. Be sure to include machinery, plants, life- styles of people and trade.
8. What powered the first trains? What effect did the use of trains have on society? What power did they use later?
9. What is the connection between the McCormick reaper and the Indian wars? The prai- ries? The choice of slave/free state status by Kansas, Iowa, and Illinois?
10. Explain what Eli Whitney developed that produced the factory system. (Hint: pp. 8&#x2013;9) How did that effect the production of goods in America?
11. What was the life of many kids like in the 1820s? Were they better off than slaves? Why or why not?
12. Explain three major medical breakthroughs of the Industrial Revolution. Be sure to tell what the problem was, and then how it was solved (or partly solved). Explain who the people were who helped push these changes forward.
13. Is the Industrial Revolution over? Why or why not?
14. Name three challenges we are facing now, either in America alone, or on a world basis. Suggest a possible solution for each one.
The principal challenge in management was physical.
The principal challenge in management was physical: how to lay out the various work areas for safety; where to store incomplete projects; how to keep tools accessible but orderly. Behavior was never a problem because they all knew that &#x201C;safety was king&#x201D; and &#x201C;smart scientists work neatly&#x201D; and the alternative would be written work from the regu- lar textbook. They were too busy and involved, struggling to make their project come together, to mess around. Of course they were in teams so there was plenty of opportunity for &#x201C;legal&#x201D; conversation.
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