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All our resources have been designed and written to a high standard and fine tuned in the classroom. Our goal is to share best practice at an affordable price so that you can spend time focusing on your own priorities. During my 30 years in the classroom, I have published resources for Heinemann, Pearsons, Hodder, Folens and Boardworks. If you would like to receive updates, create your own customised bundle or join our team, then follow us on the Facebook or Twitter links.

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All our resources have been designed and written to a high standard and fine tuned in the classroom. Our goal is to share best practice at an affordable price so that you can spend time focusing on your own priorities. During my 30 years in the classroom, I have published resources for Heinemann, Pearsons, Hodder, Folens and Boardworks. If you would like to receive updates, create your own customised bundle or join our team, then follow us on the Facebook or Twitter links.
Industrial Revolution 1750 -1900
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Industrial Revolution 1750 -1900

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These outstanding resources on Britain’s Industrial Revolution cover the period 1750 - 1900. They have been produced by experienced teachers and finel tuned in the classroom. They have been bundled together in order to provide you with not only exceptional value but to draw together all our resources on this topic to a viable scheme of work. If you would like to know more about each resource the please click on them. You can of course also purchase them separately, bit you would miss out on a significant discount!
Britain's Iron and Steel Industry 1700 - 1900
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Britain's Iron and Steel Industry 1700 - 1900

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These beautifully illustrated resources are a must have for anyone teaching this topic. The tasks and activities have been written to appeal to the full spectrum of ability. The information covered looks at the development of the iron industry from its early begins usual charcoal to the improvements made by key inventors from Abraham Darby, Henry Cort, James Neilson, James Nasmyth and Henry Bessemer. Each new method of production is explained with beautiful illustrations and appropriate links to flash animation and video clips. The aims and objectives for these resources are: Theme: Why did Britain have an Industrial Revolution 1750 - 1900? Know: Why did Britain’s iron and steel industry change 1700 - 1900? Understand: How did each new method contribute to the changes in the iron and steel industry? Evaluate: What part did the industry play in the Industrial Revolution? WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: Why did the iron and steel industry change? Explain: How did each new method contribute to the changes in the iron and steel industry? Analyse: What part did the iron and steel industry play in Britain’s Industrial Revolution?
Worksheet: The Iron & Steel Industry 1700 - 1850
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Worksheet: The Iron & Steel Industry 1700 - 1850

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This lesson resource has been designed to help students studying the changes to the iron and steel industry 1700 - 1850. It can be used with the full spectrum of ability, but the text level would better suit middle to upper ability students. If you like this resource, I have also produced a PowerPoint and a card sort, which provide additional differentiation. These can be purchased separately or as a package under the same title . When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a three page worksheet. This beautifully illustrated resource includes an introduction, which explains why there was an increased demand for iron and steel in this period. The rest of the worksheet looks in turn at the introduction of each new method and explains why it was invented and the impact that it had on the iron and steel industry. Each section is beautifully illustrated with images that can be easily photocopied in either colour or black and white. The activity section includes eight questions. The first question can be used as a starter. The second question tries to get students to explain the link between the population increase, the Industrial Revolution and the demand for more iron. The third and fourth questions makes the link between the shortage of charcoal and the need for a new method. Question five is a table summary exercise, which focuses on each of the methods of production. Whilst questions six is designed to get students to study a source and draw conclusions to explain the importance of the iron and steel industry to Britain's Industrial Revolution. The final questions look at the historical importance of Abraham Darby's Ironbridge. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Why did Britain have an industrial revolution 1750 - 1900? Know: Why did Britain's iron and steel industry change 1700 - 1900? Understand: How did each new method contribute to the changes in the iron and steel industry? Evaluate: What part did the iron and steel industry play in Britain's Industrial Revolution? WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: Why did Britain's iron and steel industry change 1700 - 1900 Explain: How did each new method contribute to the changes in the iron and steel industry? Analyse: What part did the iron and steel industry play in Britain's Industrial Revolution? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Kind Regards Roy
Card Sort: Timeline of changes to the Iron and Steel Industries 1700 - 1900
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Card Sort: Timeline of changes to the Iron and Steel Industries 1700 - 1900

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This outstanding lesson been designed to help students studying the changes to the Iron and Steel Industries 1700 - 1900 . It can be used with the full spectrum of ability as a starter, plenary or main activity and will work along side any main stream resource on this topic. I would also recommend purchasing my worksheet or PowerPoint on this topic to accompany this resource or using the text book Heinemann History: Britain 1750 - 1900. When you purchase this resource you will be able to download an editable Microsoft Word document which includes a learning objective, instructions, questions, activities and fourteen key changes or inventions that need to be sorted into their correct chronological order. Once students have sorted the cards, thay can extend their understanding further by answering three key questions that will get them to review the changes highlighted in their timeline and think about the bigger picture. These focus on which invention was the most important, why steel became more important than iron . For further information, you can zoom in on the preview. The aims and objectives for this lesson are: Theme: Why did Britain have an industrial revolution 1750 - 1900? Know: Why did Britain's Iron and Steel Industries change 1700 - 1900? Understand: How did each new invention or method contribute to the changes in the Iron and Steel Industries? Evaluate: What part did the iron and steel industry play in Britain's Industrial Revolution? WILF: What Am I Looking For? Identify and describe: Why did Britain's Iron and Steel industries change 1700 - 1900? Explain: How did each new machine contribute to the changes taking place in these industries? Analyse: What part did the iron and steel industry play in Britain's Industrial Revolution? If you like this resource then why not check out my other resources on this topic in my TES shop. You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want. Kind Regards Roy