Thursday, October 20, 2005

World History Agenda: 20 October 2005

World History Agenda: 20 October 2005

Skills for Success Recognizing Faulty Reasoning
Answer 1-3

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
Gathering Information
Project Planning Guide

Reviewing Vocabulary


Reviewing Facts

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.

Tracing the Growth of a Town

Living History
Tracing the Growth of a Town

Write a biography of your town or neighborhood. Using what you’ve learned about Industrialization and Urbanization, how cities grow, and why people migrate and immigrate, discuss the following:
· The town’s or neighborhood’s founders;
· Major ethnic groups, including when they arrived and what they contributed to the area;
· The problems created by growth and the way that the problems were solved;
· What the future of the town/neighborhood might be.

Tracing the Growth of a Town: Gathering Information

Use the local newspaper, library, or museum to find books, maps, websites, and other information;
Prepare questions and then interview older members of the community, your family, tape or video recording them and their comments;
Get permission to visit schools, places of worship, the Chamber of Commerce, and other sites of interest;
Check your own family’s sources for photographs and memorabilia.

Project Planning Guide

Step 1
Students prepare a list of persons and places to visit.
Step 2
Students gather information from the persons and places they have listed in Step 1.
Step 3
Students organize the data they have collected.
Step 4
Students write a summary of the neighborhood’s past, including relevant materials such as photographs, maps, graphs, etc., to predict the neighborhood’s future.