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The Industrial Revolution: Working conditions
Transcript of The Industrial Revolution: Working conditions
Working Conditions during The Industrial Revolution
Dangerous machines lead to injuries:
Unhealthy lint, dust, and toxic fumes:
Long unsafe work days:
HSS 11.2.1: Know the effects of industrialization on living and working conditions, including the portrayal of working conditions and food safety in Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
• After viewing the slides imagine what it would be like to work during the industrial revolution.
• Why is this important to our daily lives?
• How did the industrial revolution lead to social change?
Men, women, and children often worked 14 to 16 hours a day.
Wages ranged from $1.25 to $3.00 a day.
Workers worked 6 days a week
Working conditions caused diseases, illness, and death.
Tuberculosis, typhoid, pneumonia, and cholera.
Workplace deaths and accidents were caused by unsafe machinery and cramped working areas
What would it be like?
WHat would it smell like?
What would it sound like?
What would you be wearing?
What job would you have?
Class Activity: Pair up with a partner:
Read the 3 primary source interviews from people who lived and worked during the Industrial Revolution.
Record important facts from the interviews in the graphic organizer.
Create your own first person journal entry describing a day in the life of a worker during the Industrial Revolution.