A Time of Great Change: The Industrial Revolution (Tues. 10:00-11:15 1/15-4/30)
A Time of Great Change: The Industrial Revolution
13 Weeks: January 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (No Class March 12 and 19)
Location: Mission Viejo Family YMCA
This semester-long unit focuses on the Industrial Revolution. Students build
a body of knowledge on the subject and recognize the impact of Industrialization
on today’s world. Through student-centered lectures, activities, and collaborative
projects, students become aware of the great inventions and great inventors of
the revolution, and the urban factories and labor unions that changed the way
things were produced and how people lived. Both the positive and negative
effects of the great inventions and machines that made life easier for some
and more difficult for others are highlighted.
Students also take on the role of investigative reporters to learn about
major figures and events of the Industrial Revolution and demonstrate the scope
of their learning. Students blend their knowledge from the classroom lessons with
their own research and than write opinion pieces, feature articles, journal entries, and more.
Outside Classwork: Varies depending on skill level. Students write and revise, read related materials, and complete assignment not finished in class. Students should expect to spend approximately 45 - 60 minutes a week. All writing assignments are expected to be typed to make the revision process easier.