Britain 1750 - 1850: First Industrial Nation - SEND Resource

These outstanding resources are built around the timeless BBC classic series ‘The History File.’ I have included a link to the HD version of ‘First Industrial Nation’ on YouTube. If you are looking for a great way to cover in a fun and engaging way all those difficult industrial statistics, whilst getting over the big ideas on change and continuity from 1750 - 1850, then this is the lesson for you. It particularly does well, the move from manufacturing to factory production. I have included a free version of the video observation sheet on the TES, but this resource for the price of a cup of coffee, is designed to accompany it and give you all tools and resources you will need to help your SEND and middle ability students to effortlessly make the notes and write a beautifully structured extended answer.

If you are new to the profession and missed the 1990s, then the basic concept behind the series was to place a young girl called Melanie into a Virtual Reality Museum and let her investigate various history issues. Funny enough technology has now come full circle with the latest VR technology. This is an excellent series which will engage your most challenging students!

When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a PowerPoint presentation and two Microsoft Word documents. The PowerPoint presentation includes aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, information slides, tasks and activities to complete alongside the video. It also includes templates from the video observation sheet so that you can summarise your students notes on your IWB as well as templates from the writing frame to help your students produce an extended piece of writing or essay on the topic. The two Word Documents include both the video observation sheet and the writing frame with DART strategies to help your SEND and middle ability students to scaffold their work. If you have a difficult class, these resources will make you look amazing. For more information, please see the detailed preview.

The aims and objectives of this lesson are:

Theme: Industrial Revolution
Know: How did Britain change from 1750 to 1850?
Understand: Why did Britain change from 1750 to 1850?
Evaluate: What changed and what stayed the same from 1750 – 1850?
Skills: Source Analysis, Cause, Consequence & Collaboration

WILF – What Am I Looking For?
Identify & describe: How Britain changed from 1750 - 1850?
Explain: Why did Britain change from 1750 – 1850?
Analyse: What impact did muscles to machines have on Britain?

For the section on the rich in 1750, I have included images of stately homes that are local to Doncaster and Rotherham. You may wish to customise the PP with pictures of places that are local to your school in order to tick the local history box and make it a bit more relevant.

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  • Video-Notes-sheet-for-Intro-to-Industrial-Rev.docx
  • Resource-Sheet-3.1-Writing-Frame-for-video-notes.docx
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Created: Jun 3, 2019

Updated: Jun 5, 2019


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