Who were the winners and losers from the industrial revolution?
What was life like as a factory worker?
How were children affected by the industrial revolution?
Who were the winners and losers from the Industrial Revolution?
Had life improve for the British by the end of the Industrial Revolution?
Starter Activity: Perspective of a Factory Worker
You are about to experience a simulation of what life was like working in a factory during the industrial revolution. Your teacher will lead you through the scenario as outlined in the presentation opposite.
At the end they can discuss the following:
Activity 2: Factory Conditions
Using this worksheet read through the seven examples of Factory Conditions. You should then identify an effect of these conditions on individuals, families & the whole community.
Link these ideas to some of the key effects that the factory system had on towns as outlined below. Try and identify links between these various effects.
Activity 3: Changes to the Law
Throughout the 19th Century many people spoke up for rights of workers in the factories. Read through the changes to the laws Choose one Act.
Activity 4: Source analysis - Images
You should have looked at this source for homework. Discuss key questions:
Activity 5: Source analysis - Text
You will complete this source comparison activity to help you understand the different perspective on the factory conditions.