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TASK 1: Visit the ABC-CLIO database and read “The Factory System Arises” and answer the following:
- List three advantages that steam power gave to Britain:
- Edward Baines determined that with the new powerful power looms the power of one man now multiplied to equal the power of how many men?
- List some of the social problems that accompanied new larger populations in the cities:
- Why did child labor exist and what were some of the ways children were mistreated by the factory system:
- Humanitarians worked to solve what issues during the Industrial Revolution?
TASK 2: Run Your Own Cotton Mill
Some entrepreneurs made fortunes from the new cotton industry, but many of the factory start-ups went bust. Success depended on a variety of factors, which you will encounter as you play the game located at the following link. Play the game and record the decisions you made along the way. Were you a success? Write down the result below:
TASK 3: Run Your Own City
In 'Muck and Brass' you will have to imagine you are running a city at the height of the Industrial Revolution, and make choices regarding the welfare of your workforce and the prosperity of your business. How ready is your conscience for the realities of Victorian Britain? Play the game and record the decisions you made along the way. Were you a success? Write down the result below:
TASK 4: Visit the ABC-CLIO database and read “The Necessary Tools” and answer the following:
- What did John Kay’s flying shuttle mean to weavers?
- What impact did the Spinning Jenny have on weavers?
- How did the water frame and power loom change the way people worked in industrial Britain?
TASK 5: Visit the ABC CLIO database and read “Railroad and Steamships” and complete the following;
1. Write a one paragraph summary (minimum 7 sentences) that answers the following question: In what ways did Railroads and Steamships revolutionize transportation?
TASK 6: Visit http://industrialrevolution.sea.ca/impact.html and read the section “Fundamental Shift in Social Structure” and answer the following:
- What impact did Enclosure laws have on the population of Britain?
- What % of early workers were women and children?
- List four reasons children were employed to work:
- What impact did the revolution have on the family and education?
- What positive impacts did the revolution have on society?
COMPLETE TASK 7 Using the link below
TASK 7: Visit http://industrialrevolution.sea.ca/impact.html and complete the chart on the last page of your WebQuest Log.