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Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

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Standard 5.0 History

Topic C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions

Indicator 3. Analyze the influence of industrialization and technological developments on society in the United States before 1877

Objective c. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of early industrialization on the economy and society

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http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=421
Complementary lessons that ask whether the technological advances prior to the Civil War truly constitute an Industrial “Revolution”.
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=422
Complementary lessons that ask whether the technological advances prior to the Civil War truly constitute an Industrial “Revolution”.
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/lyddie/
Interesting multi-part lesson about the life of mill girls between 1840 and 1860. Includes numerous primary sources and encourages role playing.
http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Industrial_Revolution.html
Series of links to websites related to the Industrial Revolution.
http://www.nps.gov/lowe/forteachers/index.htm
Official Web page for the Lowell, MA National Historic Park. Contains resources for teaching about the first American industrial revolution
https://www.msu.edu/user/brownlow/indrev.htm
Overview of the First Industrial Revolution, from Michigan State University
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/12_2006/historian4.php
Gilder Lehrman-sponsored essay on women in the first American industrial revolution
http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/mccormick.html
Brief appreciation of Cyrus McCormick, from MIT
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/sfbmhtml/sfbmhome.html
Samuel Morse papers, from the Library of Congress
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