Jobs of the Industrial Revolution Research Task Lesson – Year 9

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Summary:

This lesson plan will look at the development of jobs during the Industrial Revolution and the changes that took place. Students will understand some of the differences and similarities between the jobs of the Industrial Revolution and the equivalent jobs in today’s world.

Australian Curriculum Links:

  • The experiences of men, women and children during the Industrial Revolution, and their changing way of life (ACDSEH081)
  • The short and long-term impacts of the Industrial Revolution, including global changes in landscapes, transport and communication

Lesson:

Introduction:
  1. Brainstorm as a class some of the jobs that you know existed during the Industrial Revolution. Have students copy down mind map from board into their workbooks. (10 minutes)
  2. Hand out assignment sheet asking students to profile a job that existed in the Industrial Revolution looking at the following factors;
  • The name and nature of the job.
  • who were the prime candidates to complete this type of work?
  • why did this job come into existence as a result of the Industrial Revolution?
  • Who suffered as a result of this type of work?
  • Who benefited from the development of this type of work?
  • Does this type of work still exist in the modern world? why/ why not?
  • what technological developments have impacted on this job over time.

The presenation method for this assignment can range from a Powerpoint, Prezi, Photostory, essay etc… it really is up to the individual teacher and class to decide.

 

Body:
  1. Watch Tony Robinson’s Worst Jobs in History- industrial episode. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJQbsKPW30w . At the conclusion of the episode, students plan their responses and then re-watch the section of the episode that they are most interested in. When I have this task, most students choose to research child labour of some description and/or miners.

Conclusion:

  1. If time permits, have students present completed assignments to the class. Would be a good idea to film presentations and collate an online database to assist in revision for end of year exams.

Assessment:

AUSVels Standards Well Above the Expected Level Above the expected level At the Expected Level Below the Expected Level Well Below the Expected Level
Use of historical terms and concepts You have used historical terms and concepts extremely well. You have used historical terms and concepts very well. You have used historical terms and concepts well. You have not used historical terms and concepts well. You have not used any historical terms and concepts.
Identify and select different kinds of questions about the past to inform historical inquiry You have posed good questions that have helped to guide your research extremely well. You have posed good questions that have helped to guide your research very well. You have posed good questions that have helped to guide your research well. You have posed few good questions that have helped to guide your research. You have posed any questions that have helped to guide your research.
Identify and locate relevant sources, using ICT and other methods You have identified multiple strong sources when detecting your information that allow you to show your own knowledge extremely well. You have identified multiple strong sources when detecting your information. You have identified some good resources when developing your assignment. You have identified few resources when developing your assignment. You have not identified any resources when developing your assignment.
Process and synthesise information from a range of sources for use as evidence in an historical argument You have based your own opinions around the resources that you have found extremely well. You have based your own opinions around the resources that you have found very well. You have based your own opinions around the resources that you have found. You have based few of your own opinions around the resources that you have found. You have failed to base your own opinions around the few resources that you have found.
Select and use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies You have selected a presentation format and used it extremely well. You have selected a presentation format and used it very well. You have selected a presentation format and used it consistently well. You have selected a presentation format and struggled to use it well. You have failed to  select a presentation format and struggled to present information as a result.

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