STEP 1 ASK
Think about questions and the terms you might use to search to answer the question Assess the impact of the Industrial revolution of Great Britain and Australia.
STEP 2 ACQUIRE
Think about where you might locate your information
Check out the Guide to writing an Annotated bibliography
The first place many students will go is Wikipedia. It is quite text dense but could be useful for the section on technological developments. A better alternative is the often school or local library databases (encyclopaedias).
Search for books using our catalogue
Remember some general Australian history books at 994 will have a chapter on this.
There is an excellent video on the impacts of The Industrial revolution, and another on Our Industrial story.
Population Change – It’s good to get specific with statistics.
Gap minder showing a graph
BBC and population growth with the industrial revolution
Australian Population growth animated chart from the Australian Bureau of statistics
Population shifts during the industrial revolution. This gives reasons.
Child Labour in Britain http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/IRchild.main.htm
Child Labour Activity http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Twork.htm
Children in Victorian Britain – Whilst targeted at primary students this is a visually appealing and useful resourcehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/
The Sadler Committee Report on Textile Factories http://history.hanover.edu/courses/excerpts/111sad.html
Modern History Sourcebook: Harriet Robinson: Lowell Mill Girls, In her autobiography, Harriet Hanson Robinson, explains some of the family dynamics involved, and lets us see the women as active participants in their own lives – for instance in their strike of 1836. (describes US Mill Life) http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/robinsonlowell.html
Try some Horrible Histories! Check out their Youtube Channel, watch on BBC or ABC3 in Australia or paytv. Look out for the following
Impacts on Australia – VERY HANDY FOR YOUR EXTENDED RESPONSE
AC History unit from the History Teachers Association Industrial revolution
Linking a Nation: Australia’s Transport and Communications 1788 – 1970
Impact of Industrial revolution in Australia – Powerhouse museum – Railways
Trade unions in Australia 8 hour day
Another way into a topic (particularly modern day )is through tag galaxy –is a way students can get a visual impression of a topic. Check out this one using Industrial revolution then choose England as tags.
Workbook sample chapter
STEP 3 ANALYSE
With all this information select what is useful for the lesson activity.
Perhaps use COMBAT to judge.
STEP 4 APPLY
Summarise your work
Consider the language demands of this activity. Our Library Academic writing page and particularly pages on the Wordpower for an extended response, language of cause and effect and modality will help you with this assessment.
TEEL is handy when writing an extended response
STEP 5 ASSESS
Before you submit your assignment follow these steps
When the task is returned
Some good websites
This is an excellent interactive resource that provides extensive, approachable information and interesting and fun activities. The aim is to encourage students to look critically at documentary evidence of the past through looking at a section (gallery) which focuses upon an area of public life during the Victorian period. In each of these galleries, students are required to investigate an aspect of Victorian life by considering a key question. Whilst all the galleries are interesting the most pertinent would be An Industrial Nation? How safe was it to work in Victorian Britain? Each gallery is made up an introduction, a timeline, a series of sources, each with tasks, further background information and aeries of activities, which require students to make use of the knowledge and understanding that they have acquired (INCLUDING GAMES!)
Origins and Technological Innovations
Sydney’s Powerhouse museum has resources such as this http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=7177&search=boulton+watt&images=&c=&s=
Britain’s Culture 24 a portal for British museums. Type in Industrial Revolution http://www.culture24.org.uk/search%20results?q=industrial+revolution