Industrial Revolution


Industrial Revolution
Life Before The Industrial Revolution
--Types Of Industry
--Lifestyle Of The People
--Quality Of Life
Beginnings In England
--How It All Started
Spread Of Industry
--Where Did It Spread?
--How Was It Funded?
Major Inventions
Impact On Society
--Lifestyles And Working Conditions
--Quality Of Life
Impact On Movement
--Changes To Transport
Impact On Industry
--How Was Industry Changed?
Impact On Environment

Here are some of the vocabulary from our site:

Agriculture - Farming

Automation - The use of machinery to reduce the need for human labour

Child Labour - Work given to a young person between the period of infantry or youth for a certain amount of wage; wantedly or unwantedly

Cottage Industry - A method of industrial organization which was used before the Industrial Revolution. Work was carried on in the home or cottage of the worker rather in a factory

Division Of Labour - The division of manufacturing activities into a number of small steps. This was an important step in the development of mass production techniques

Enclosure - To shut up; to surround with a fence

Exploitation - To use unfairly for one's own advantage

Factory System - A method of production where employees come to a central location to work

Immigration - To come into a foreign country and take up residency

Industrial Revolution - A perid of social and economic change when societies switched from hand power to machine power for the production of goods. The Industrial Revolution occurred in England in the late 1700s and then spread to the United States and other countries

Interchangeable Parts - The production system based on parts made to such a  high degree of accuracy and uniformity that they could be interchanged. This was an important step in the deelopment of mass production techniques.

Invention - A device, contrivance, or progress originated after study and experiment

Labour - The body of persons engaged in such activity, esp. those working for wages.

Pollution - The act of polluting or the state of being polluted.

Revolution - An overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.

Rural - Living in or characteristic of farming or country life.

Steel - Any of various modified forms of iron, artificially produced, having a carbon content less than that of pig iron and more than that of wrought iron, and having qualities of hardness, elasticity, and strength varying according to composition and heat treatment: generally categorized as having a high, medium, or low-carbon content.

Technology - The branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.

Urban - Of, pertaining to, or designating a city or town.

Urbanization - To make or cause to become urban, as a locality