Unit 5: Industrial Revolution
locomotive speeding along the Lehigh Valley Railroad mainline in
Eastern Pennsylvania. The LVRR ran through my hometown of
Slatington, PA, and it was one of many railroads which I remember from
my childhood in the area. Railroads really were the driving force
behind the Industrial
Revolution of the nineteenth century.
must do in this unit
What you can do in this unit
Some videos that you can watch for this unit
Extra Credit Options
- Listen to some further information about this unit
as a mp3 file. You can also read the information as
a txt file.
- Take the short 5-point quiz for chapter 19. Log into Blackboard and look under "Chapter Quizzes." You have five minutes to complete each quiz (multiple-choice questions).
- For a maximum of 50 points extra credit, read Emile Zola's Germinal (free at www.ibiblio.org/eldritch/ez/germinal.html, but the book version is better) and explain how his conception of the Industrial Revolution differed
from that of Dickens. (Consider watching the 1993 movie version
- For a maximum of 25 points extra credit, consider doing the Optional Industry Paragraph from HIS 112
- For a maximum of 25 points extra credit, read Factory Reformers and Child Labour 1750-1900,
particularly the section on "Life in the Factory," and write a long
paragraph in which you examine the motives of the factory reformers.
- For a maximum of 25 points extra credit, read the selections of Women Miners in the English Coal Pits (1842) and write a long paragraph in which you comment upon the costs
of the Industrial Revolution. Please be sure to include quoted
- For a maximum of 10 points extra credit, answer the Dickens study sheet questions.
- For extra credit, please suggest a
relevant website for this unit of the course. Send the title of the site, the url and a
brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to
the material being studied this unit.
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