Where to start

STEP 1 ASK

Think about questions and the terms you might use to search to answer the question about the impact of the Industrial revolution on Australia.
General search
Industrial revolution AND Australia
Get specific. Try each type of feature of the industrial revolution
Industrial revolution AND Transport
Industrial revolution and railways
Impact railways Australia

STEP 2 ACQUIRE

Think about where you might locate your information

Topics to explore:

Population Change – It’s good to get specific with statistics.

How much did Australian Population grow? Australian Bureau of statistics

 

Way of life (experiences of men, women, children)

Impacts on Australia – VERY HANDY FOR YOUR EXTENDED RESPONSE

AC History unit from the History Teachers Association Industrial revolution
http://www.achistoryunits.edu.au/learning-sequence-1-4/tabs/y8-industrial-ls2-1.html

 

Transport

Linking a Nation: Australia’s Transport and Communications 1788 – 1970
https://www.environment.gov.au/resource/linking-nation-australias-transport-and-communications-1788-1970-0

Impact of Industrial revolution in Australia – Powerhouse museum – Railways
http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/insidethecollection/2014/06/australia-and-the-industrial-revolution-impact-of-the-first-railways/

Trade union movement

Trade unions in Australia 8 hour day
http://worksite.actu.org.au/eight-hour-day-work-rest-play/

Workbook sample chapter

http://lib.oup.com.au/secondary/geography_history/Big_Ideas_Geography_History/9/Oxford-Big-Ideas-Geography-History-9-ch5-Industrial-revolution.pdf

STEP 3 ANALYSE

With all this information select what is useful for the lesson activity. 

Perhaps use COMBAT to judge.
Context of the item? American?
Origin Where did this information come from? Authority of author?
Motive of the writer?
Bias?
Accurate?
Timely? In the right timeframe?

STEP 4 APPLY

Summarise your work
Tables are helpful for summarising.
Consider backing up your points with primary source evidence – Quotes, statistics

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
Topic Sentence
Evidence (AJP Taylor writes…, Gannon suggests…, Alternatively Smith claims…, Statistics show us…, )
Explanation of your point
Link to the question

STEP 5 ASSESS

Before you submit your assignment follow these steps
Read the task
Review the marking criteria
Proof Read for grammar and spelling
Try and finish your task at least the day before it is due.

When the task is returned
Read the comments – What do you learn from this for next time?

 

Videos

 

Origins and Technological Innovations

Handy websites

  • World History Links has an extensive range of primary source material
  • BBC History: British History Look in  the section “Victorian Britain (1837-1901)”. Here you will find many articles on technology and innovation, daily life and health during the time of the Industrial Revolution. Particularly interesting are the animations of innovations like the spinning mill and steam engine.

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=

 

Top quality information tools

britannica school

Search for Industrial revolution
clickview 1

oliver v5

 

Remember some general Australian history books at 994 will have a chapter on this.

 
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