Just the Facts: The Industrial Revolution
This documentary released through Goldhil Home Media International chronicles the changes in England that gave rise to the Industrial Revolution, the accelerated social change that forever changed the whole world. This program details the importance of 18th century labor-saving inventions -- machines designed for mass production in the textile industry -- which triggered similar changes in other industries across first Great Britain and then North America. The results included better quality goods for a cheaper price, making such goods available to a wider cross-section of society. It also brought increased urbanization and its consequent ills of pollution, overcrowding, exploitation of the workers, and poor sanitation. The Just the Facts learning series investigates topics of educational importance, casting them in language and style designed to appeal to young adults. The School Library Journal lauds the series as "factual, straightforward, and unbiased."
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I am a school teacher and boubht this video for my American History Class. BIG MISTAKE!!! Without a doubt, this is the most boring video ever made. I am a history nut and this put me to sleep. If you are wanting this for a classroom, your students will quickly loose interest. I cannot recemmend this for anyone other than a really die hard history buff. Not worth the money.