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Assignments Summary Readings Visuals Hints

...for the Week of April 17, 2000


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Trial Preparation Day
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Trial of Karl Marx
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Trial (con't.) and review
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) TEST over Industrial Revolution
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) No School

...for the Week of April 10, 2000


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QUIZ over 23.1 - 23.3 - READ 23.4
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Industrial Thinkers - Malthus and Population - READ 24.1
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Darwin, Smith and Capitalism - Thinkers Chart - DUE Friday
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Intro Trial of Karl Marx - Start IR DBQ
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Documents Analysis - MON - Trial Work Day  TUES - The Trial

...for the Week of April 3, 2000


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Intro Industrial Revolution - READ 23.1
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Spiral of Production - READ 23.2
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Oliver Twist - READ 23.3
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Oliver Twist - Film Assignment
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes)  "The Cry of the Children" - QUIZ Monday over 23.1-23.3

   As the political world was turned on its head by the sans-coullotes, great economic changes waited in the wings.  In England, where political stability reigned since the Glorious Revolution, the changes in agriculture fueled a rise in population.  To meet the demand of the people, technology and innovation accelerated both the method and pace of production.  The cottage industry gradually became early factories, which put out a greater quantity of goods with fewer and less-skilled workers.  It was a bargain for those that had the capital to invest in early factories, particularly in the textile field.  But for workers, many who migrated from the fields that no longer required their work, the urban world was dark and full of doom.  These economic changes produced new ideas, some of which attempted to describe what was happening and others that hoped to change it.

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Letter from textile workers in Leeds protesting machines, 1786

Letter from Leeds factory owners who respond, 1788

1802 Factory Act

The Cry of the Children, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Industrial Revolution Documents

The Iron Law of Wages, David Ricardo

Principles of Communism, Karl Marx

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When industrialism began to emerge, the change caught many between a rock and a hard place.  English author Charles Dickens penned books such as Oliver Twist and David Copperfield that used industrialism as a backdrop. Innovations in the textile industry, such as the Spinning Jenny, dramatically increased the ability of a smaller number of unskilled workers to increase their production. But the machine that launched the industrial revolution was James Watt's steam engine.  It was the power behind the production. See it at work.

Chapter 23
Section One Section Two
Life before the revolution...describe it. Why England? (4 Ms)
Cooperation between agriculture and industry The Innovators (who and what)
Advantages of the domestic system Domestic System vs. Factory system
Section Three Section Four
Define/explain Industrial capitalism Who was the middle class?
A 1-2 punch = Whitney and Taylor - Describe! What did they do? Reform, education...
Concept/elements of a corporation And worker's turn to unions...why?
Chapter 24
Section One Section Two
Laissez-faire vs. Voices for reform Darwin, Mendel, Freud
Socialism and Marxism - Define Evolution, Genetics, Psychology
Why did Communism not take root in Europe?

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