4 - Industrial Revolution

This unit focuses on the importance of change by exploring how the industrial revolution sparked a revolution in how things were made and how people lived. The contributions of the 'Cotton King' Richard Arkwright will be used as the primary case study.


Key Concept

Change - How do new developments in industry create change?

Related Concepts

Causality (cause and consequence) - What causes revolutions in different areas? What are the consequences of the change?

Innovation and revolution - What new ideas and innovation do revolutions bring?

Global Context

Identities and Relations - How and why do people and areas change when the industries evolve?

Statement of Inquiry

Revolutions can take place in societies where individuals experience rapid change in their perspectives of their place in society.

Inquiry Questions

 Factual Questions: Remembering facts and topics Conceptual Questions: Analysing big ideasDebatable Questions: Evaluating perspectives and developing theories.
  • What is a revolution?

  • What impact did the change in industry have on the environment?

  • What happened in the industrial revolution in the UK?

  • How did the change in the production of goods cause such a dramatic shift in society and the physical environment?

  • How revolutionary are revolutions?

Unit Outline and ATL Sheets

Revolutions: Industrial - Individuals and Societies Unit Outline

Industrial - Year 9 - Individuals and Societies - Approaches to Learning Grid