ERIC Number: ED430902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Industrial Revolution: A Global Event. A Simulation for Grades 9-12.
Berman, Daniel; Rittner, Robert
This teaching unit represents a specific "dramatic moment" in history that can allow students to delve into the deeper meanings of selected landmark events and explore their wider context in the great historical narrative. Studying a crucial turning point in history helps students realize that history is an ongoing, open-ended process, and that the decisions made today create the conditions of tomorrow's history. The teaching unit is based on primary sources taken from government documents, artifacts, magazines, newspapers, films, and literature from the period under study. The historical narrative of the Industrial Revolution, which swept through the world between 1850-1914, is presented in this unit. The unit offers an alternative to the traditional textbook approach that typically focuses on the English Industrial Revolution and its spread to the continent. The unit contains the following sections: (1) unit objectives; (2) correlation to the National Standards for History; (3) teacher manual; (4) student manual; and (5) profiles. Lessons in the unit are recommended for grades 9-12, but can be adapted for other grade levels. The lesson plans include a variety of ideas and approaches for the teacher to lengthen or shorten as the need arises. The unit's simulation exercise raises questions concerning unpredictable consequences of historical phenomena. The simulation provides a series of biographies that reflect the interaction among peoples and describe the resultant winners and losers in this new global environment. (BT)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Global Approach, High Schools, Labor Needs, Simulation, Social Studies, Thematic Approach, Units of Study, World History
National Center for History in the Schools, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles, 5262 Bunche Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Center for History in the Schools, Los Angeles, CA.