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The Industrial Revolution, 1750-1914. Year level: Year 9 Australian Curriculum: History reference – Depth Study 1 Making a Better World?

The Industrial Revolution, 1750-1914

The Industrial Revolution, 1750-1914 option The learning sequence models an approach that encourages inquiry and provides a significant amount of source material for students to use. The goal is to ensure that students are able to explore the topic in some depth and are given the opportunity to deal with an appropriately complex range of detail and issues. The suggested assessment task that follows allows students to consolidate their learning and produce an extended response.

See: Year 9 program: the Industrial Revolution, 1750-1914 (PDF, 158 KB) Year 9 program template (Word, 145 KB) Year 9 lesson template (Word, 143 KB) 1746 map of London now available as an incredibly detailed Google map. The Centre for Metropolitan History and Museum of London Archaeology wanted a map that could help them visualise data from the 18th and 19th centuries.

1746 map of London now available as an incredibly detailed Google map

They started by taking John Rocque’s 1746 map of London, putting the 24 parts together, then georeferencing it. (For non-cartographers, georeferencing is “the process by which an electronic image of the earth is located on to the earth in the right place, so that the features it depicts overlie the same features shown on a current measured reality”.) The results were overlaid onto a Google map, and voila! You can travel through London as it was in 1746, and, as a added bonus, see the differences between then and now by moving the StreetView icon around. Example: in 1746, Southwark was mainly a giant field, but look at all the blue lines on top of it! Spinning wheel. History[edit] The earliest clear illustrations of the spinning wheel come from Baghdad (drawn in 1234),[2] China (c. 1270) and Europe (c. 1280), and there is evidence that spinning wheels had already come into use in both China and the Islamic world during the eleventh century.[3] According to Irfan Habib, the spinning wheel was introduced into India from Iran in the thirteenth century.[3] In France the spindle and distaff were not displaced until the mid 18th century.[4] According to Mark Elvin, 14th-century Chinese technical manuals describe an automatic water-powered spinning wheel.

Spinning wheel

Comparable devices were not developed in Europe until the 18th century. However, it fell into disuse when fiber production shifted from hemp to cotton. In general, the spinning technology was known for a long time before being adopted by the majority of people, thus making it hard to fix dates of the improvements. Types of spinning wheels[edit] Charkha[edit] Modified and portable compact Charkha Culture[edit] Weaving. A plain weave: image of warp and weft A satin weave, common for silk, each warp thread floats over 16 weft threads.


Cloth is usually woven on a loom, a device that holds the warp threads in place while filling threads are woven through them. A fabric band which meets this definition of cloth (warp threads with a weft thread winding between) can also be made using other methods, including tablet weaving, back-strap, or other techniques without looms.[3] The way the warp and filling threads interlace with each other is called the weave. The majority of woven products are created with one of three basic weaves: plain weave, satin weave, or twill.[4] Woven cloth can be plain (in one colour or a simple pattern), or can be woven in decorative or artistic designs.

Putting-out system. The putting-out system is a means of subcontracting work.

Putting-out system

Historically it was also known as the workshop system and the domestic system. In putting-out, work is contracted by a central agent to subcontractors who complete the work in off-site facilities, either in their own homes or in workshops with multiple craftsmen. The domestic system was suited to pre-urban times because workers did not have to travel from home to work which was quite impracticable due to the state of roads and footpaths and members of the household spent many hours in farm or household tasks. Early factory owners sometimes had to build dormitories to house workers, especially girls and women. Putting-out workers had some flexibility to balance farm and household chores with the putting-out work, this being especially important in winter. Introduction: What is Imperialism? “Your father’s lightsaber.

Introduction: What is Imperialism?

This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. Untitled Document. What was Pre-Industrial Society Like?

Untitled Document

How much did the Industrial Revolution change society? Did the Industrial Revolution improve life for most people? The only way to investigate these questions is to compare and contrast industrial with pre-industrial society. To do so, we’ll start with pre-industrial life and use it as a baseline standard to contrast to the industrial era after 1750. In doing so, we will also discover a number of ways that the roots of industry run deep into the pre-industrial era. For starters, the pace of change in preindustrial society was extremely slow.

Daily life in pre-industrial times changed very little for Europeans. Another clear trend in pre-industrial society saw the population not growing very much from generation to generation.