The Industrial Revolution
was a period of great change. new industries developed rapidly
as a result of a number of new inventions and the way in which
things were produced, and the way in which people lived and
worked, changed rapidly as a result of these developments.
It is hard to say exactly
when the Industrial revolution started or when it finished.
Many factors influenced the changes that happened which makes
studying the Industrial Revolution a little more complex than
some other areas of History.
This unit looks briefly
at a number of the factors that caused industrialisation,
it examines the impact of the new industries and offers descriptions
of some of the major inventions of the era. Links to more
detailed pages and useful activities are provided where they
are felt necessary.
Teachers resources will
be added to this unit at a later date. Please feel free to
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