The Industrial Revolution

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This book shows students how to find, evaluate, organize and use evidence on key topics, such as the origins of the Industrial Revolution, the importance of steam power and Robert Fulton’s first successful steamboat voyage, conditions in urban New York, and the growth of the railroads. There are extensive references to types of sources, including eyewitness accounts, literature, and photographs, and a range of examples and graphic organizers, including timelines.
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Overview

This book shows students how to find, evaluate, organize and use evidence on key topics, such as the origins of the Industrial Revolution, the importance of steam power and Robert Fulton’s first successful steamboat voyage, conditions in urban New York, and the growth of the railroads. There are extensive references to types of sources, including eyewitness accounts, literature, and photographs, and a range of examples and graphic organizers, including timelines.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7–10—Each guide begins with a definition of research followed by an overview of the topic's history. The authors define primary and secondary sources and describe how to formulate research questions, begin research using a variety of print and electronic sources, evaluate sources, organize and properly cite material, avoid plagiarism, and present results in various formats. Although there are minor differences in content, all three books describe basic research techniques, suggest strategies such as using a KWL chart (What I Know, What I Want to Know, and What I Learned) and SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review) for initiating and organizing work, and show students how to create time lines and use graphic organizers. Sidebars and graphics supplement the texts. The titles include general and topic-specific sources; "Find Out More" sections include books, Web sites, places to visit, and additional research topics. While students may find these books to be somewhat helpful, much of the advice is widely taught in classrooms and can also be found in general and topical research guides on the Internet. Most students would be better served by books that provide better historical content and analysis, either in series such as "Images and Issues of Women in the Twentieth Century" (21st Century Bks.) and "Slavery in American History" (Enslow) or individual titles such as R. Conrad Stein's The Industrial Revolution: Manufacturing a Better America (Enslow, 2006).—Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432934972
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Research It! Series
  • Pages: 56
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Morris is an experienced writer on children's topics. He has been a contributor to dictionaries and encyclopedias. His recent work includes 'What Has Space Exploration Done for Us?', a guide to researching the Industrial Revolution, and a review of the impact of environmentalism on the landscape.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 5

The Importance of the Industrial Revolution 6

Great Britain 8

The Factory System 10

The Textile Industry 12

The Agricultural Revolution 14

Sources of Power 16

Great Inventions 18

Iron and Steel 20

Transportation and Communication 22

The Commercial Revolution 24

Belgium and France 26

Germany 28

The United States of America 30

Russia 32

Japan 34

Urbanization 36

City Life 38

Working Families 40

Trade Unions and Social Reform 42

Art and Literature 44

Glossary 46

Index 47

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