WALT: What was the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the textile industry and its workers?

WILFs: Can describe and explain how new machinery transformed the textile industry (C) ... Can describe, explain and evaluate the impact of industrialisation on the workers (A)


Starter: Connect the learning with the Find Someone Who

1. Review the PPT and take notes

2. Quiz Quiz Trade

3. Watch the embedded video documentary on the impact of mechanisation on working families and considered these discussion points


a) Who were the Luddites and what did they stand for?

b) What action did the Luddites take and how justified were they in this?

c) What caused the Luddite revolt?

d) What arguments were used against the Luddites?

e) Would you have supported the Luddites?

f) Is violence ever justified as political action?

g) what happened to the Luddites and did they deserve their fate?

Changes in the Textile Industry.pptx
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