World History Agenda: 20 October 2005
Skills for Success Recognizing Faulty Reasoning
1a) Student E;
1b) because it attacks a person rather than addressing the issue
2a) that the Industrial Revolution was connected to the suffering of the Civil War and World War I;
b) There is no evidence of a cause-and-effect relationship between these events.
3a) Student A
b) The student is claiming that the Industrial Revolution is good because it brought us the changes of the Industrial Revolution.
Neighborhood Project (Handout)
Tracing the Growth of a Town
Project Planning Guide
Many farm workers lost their jobs; small farmers were forced off their land; villages shrank; many people moved to cities in search of work.
The coal-powered steam engine.
Answers should include three of the following: natural resources such as coal, plenty of workers, scientists with advanced technological ideas, capital for investment, stable government, positive religious attitudes.
Inventions improving transportation are the steam locomotives and steamships.
Farm jobs were declining and the supply of jobs in the cities was rising.
Benefits included greater political power for the working class, more jobs, higher wages, new opportunities; problems included low pay, unemployment, and poor living conditions.
The government efforts to improve workers’ lives, giving the vote to women, child labor and public health reforms.
Workers did not rebel because their standard of living rose; workers did not join forces across countries because nationalism was stronger.