5 - 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.

Image One - Arkwright

Image Two - Hargreaves Quote

Key Concept

Change - How do new developments in industry create change?

Related Concepts

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

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

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

    • What is a revolution?

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

    • What happened in the industrial revolution in the UK?

Conceptual Questions: Analysing big ideas

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

Debatable Questions: Evaluating perspectives and developing theories

  • How revolutionary are revolutions?

Unit Outline and ATL Sheets

Updated - Blank Unit of Inquiry Grid
2022-2023 Individuals and Societies - Approaches to Learning Grid