The industrial revolution

KS3 History lessons focusing on the industrial revolution for secondary students

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Industrial Revolution

Lessons, worksheets and units of work for teaching the Industrial revolution to your students

The 18th and 19th centuries saw an industrial revolution in the United Kingdom. This boom in industry, technology and productivity changed the face of the British landscape and transformed centuries-old social order with the rise of a wealthy new middle class. As a consequence of these changes, and the rapid scale of industrialisation in towns and cities, there became a greater need for social reform as poor health and sanitary conditions were exposed.

Teaching the industrial revolution to your students this summer? Check out this fantastic collection of resources for your KS3 History students.

Units of work & bundles 

The Industrial Revolution  - Complete Unit of Work
PlanMyLesson .

The Industrial Revolution - Complete Unit of Work

11 Resources
A complete unit of study designed to challenge, engage and encourage independent learners. Each lesson includes a PowerPoint with step by step instructions, high quality differentiated resources, literacy support, engaging activities and GCSE skills incorporated.
Industrial Poor SOW (KS3)
rachellbull

Industrial Poor SOW (KS3)

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Nine lesson SOW about industrial change in Britain with a focus on how Great Britain treated her poor. After an introduction to the period, it looks as living conditions, railways, factory work, and the Poor Law. There is a suggested imaginative piece for assessment.
KS3 History -  Industrial Revolution
Bateman4000

KS3 History - Industrial Revolution

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This pack contains 7 lessons. Lesson topics for Industrial Revolution include: 1 - Pre-industrialised Britain. 2 - Why did Britain industrialise first? 3 - Textile factories. 4 - Children in factories. 5 - Class system. 6 - Improving transport. 7 - Towns to cities.

Whole lessons

Industrial Revolution - Causes of the Industrial Revolution
jchistory

Industrial Revolution - Causes of the Industrial Revolution

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KS3 History resources: 50 mins-1 hour PP, worksheets, well differentiated. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last between fifty minutes and one hour each. \*\*\*SALE\*\*...
Transport Revolution
PilgrimHistory

Transport Revolution

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* This lesson aims to examine the revolution in transport which affected Britain between 1750-1900. * Students first look at the problems of transport in Britain from the roads (if you could call them that) and examine how they were changed and improved in conjunction with the railways and canals. ...
Factory conditions
leighbee23

Factory conditions

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A lesson to explore factory conditions includes a Powerpoint with various activities including a debate task and written report. In addition also includes primary sources of conditions in the factories for source analysis and evaluation. An additional lesson also includes an assessment with pla...
Industrial Revolution - Inventors and Inventions
jchistory

Industrial Revolution - Inventors and Inventions

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KS3 History resources: 50 mins-1 hour PP, worksheets, well differentiated. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last between fifty minutes and one hour each. \*\*\*SALE\*\*...
Industrial Revolution - Coal Mining
aegore

Industrial Revolution - Coal Mining

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Used with a top set Y8 class. Links with new 9-1 GCSE skills - Inference/ source question. Peer assessment task. All resources for the lesson are included within the powerpoint. Individual and group tasks.

Worksheets

Industrial Revolution 1 - Changes 1750/1900
rachellbull

Industrial Revolution 1 - Changes 1750/1900

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Very simple lesson suitable for a low ability group but could be modified for higher ability students. Gives an introduction to the Industrial Revolution that provides an overview of the main changes that took place between 1750 to 1900.