Friday, February 17, 2006

World History, Ch. 20, Sec. 2 Britain Leads the Way

Ch. 20, Section 2 Britain Leads the Way

Read intro, p. 510

1. Lesson Plan Focus
The Industrial Revolution began in Britain where there were favorable economic, political, and social conditions, a sufficient work force, and plentiful iron and coal. Iron was used to build the machines and coal was used to fuel them. As machinery took hold in the British textile industry, the factory system replaced the putting out system.

2. In-class Instruct
A museum exhibit is planned on the early years of the Industrial Revolution. The class is divided into groups and each group will detail a plan for part of the exhibit. Each group will be assigned one of the following topics:
Why the Industrial Revolution Began in Britain
The Importance of Iron and Coal
The Textile Industry
Changes in Transportation
Outside research can supplement the information in the text.
Students should list the objects, photographs, illustrations, diagrams, maps, and/or machines, etc., that they want to exhibit in their part of the exhibit.
Write a description of each item.
They should also create visual materials such as maps, graphs, charts, and posters for their exhibit.

3. Close
Consider how modern technology is used to facilitate transportation, communication, and education programs in museums of today.

Caption, p. 511 Art History
Answer to Caption. . .
Art and Literature
Possible Answer:
They seem proud of the forge’s power and their father’s work.

Caption, p. 512 Technology of the British Industrial Revolution
Answer to Caption. . .
Interpreting a Chart
All the inventions are complex machines that made human labor easier.

Background Historical Evidence
Britain’s Overseas Markets
The vast British Empire provided world-wide goods. In fact, during the 1700s, the overseas export market grew at a much faster rate than the domestic market. Between 1750 and 1770, for example, production for the export market increased by 80%, while production for the domestic market grew by only 7%. Although investing in new industries carried risks, the lucrative overseas trade made the gamble seem well worth taking.

Map, p. 514
Answers to. . .
Locations review together.
Possible answers: a) southern United States, India; b) British West Indies, Cape Colony.
Possible answer: Without this key source of cotton, development of the cotton industry might have been slowed. Britain would have had to seek other sources of raw cotton or pay more to the Indians for theirs. Britain might have even had to find a different product on which to concentrate its industry.

Graph, p. 515
Answer to Caption. . .
Interpreting a Graph
In 1750, it took about 48 hours to travel between London and Birmingham. In 1830, it took only about 12 hours. The invention of the steam-powered locomotive made this increased speed possible.

Section 2 Review, p. 515
#1, 3-5, Extra Credit #6-7.