Entrepreneurs in Britain during the Industrial Revolution Lesson Plan PowerPoint

Entrepreneurs during the Industrial Revolution

The “Entrepreneurs during the Industrial Revolution” modern history lesson is a valuable teaching resource that can help students gain a deeper understanding of the significant role played by key entrepreneurs during the Industrial Revolution in Britain. This lesson plan offers a comprehensive overview of the entrepreneurs who helped to drive innovation and progress during this period, including John Kay, James Hargreaves, Richard Arkwright, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, George Cadbury, Joseph Paxton and George Stephenson.

The lesson plan focuses on the impact of these entrepreneurs on the Industrial Revolution and the specific contributions they made to the growth and development of various industries, such as textiles, transport and engineering. Through various activities, such as mix-and-match exercises and a mini-research task, students can learn about the life and work of these entrepreneurs and gain insight into their achievements and legacies.

The mini-research task, in particular, is an engaging and informative activity that helps students develop important skills, such as critical thinking and research skills. By choosing an entrepreneur to write an obituary about, students can delve deeper into the life and work of their chosen entrepreneur, analysing their impact and legacy in more detail. This task also helps to improve their writing and communication skills as they work on constructing a well-written and engaging obituary that accurately reflects the life and work of the entrepreneur they have chosen.

Overall, the “Entrepreneurs during the Industrial Revolution” modern history lesson is an excellent teaching resource that can help history teachers to inspire and engage their students, while also helping them to develop important critical thinking, research and communication skills that will serve them well in their academic and professional lives.

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Resource Information

Description:Student activities include mix and match and a mini-research task where they write an obituary on one chosen entrepreneur.
Estimated lessons:2
Ages11-14 years
Format PowerPoint

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