Mr. Christopher Patten

Unit #3: Industrial Revolution

Lesson #6: Smith 

What is an economic system and why did economic systems shift during the Industrial Revolution?

Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations (Docs)

Adam Smith (Slides)

Adam Smith Handout (Docs)

Lesson #3: Technological Innovations

How did technological innovations influence the Industrial Revolution?

Technological Innovations (Docs)

Innovations (Slides)

Lessons & Resources

Lesson #7: Marx 

What are the major beliefs of Marx/Smith and how will their ideas impact the world?

Great Leaders: Karl Marx (Docs)

Karl Marx - Communist Manifesto (Docs)
Karl Marx (Slides)

Karl Marx Handout (Docs)

Lesson #4: Problems with Urbanization 

How did industrialization and urbanization affect British workers & cities?

Effects Cities Primary Sources (Docs)

Effects Workers Primary Sources (Docs)

Problems with Urbanization (Slides)

Problems with Urbanization (Docs)

The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles. Workers of the world should unite.


As fewer workers were needed on the farm, workers moved to the cities to find jobs in factories.  Overcrowding and pollution increased.

Lesson #1: Pre-Industrial World 

How did the Agricultural Revolution change Great Britain?

Vocabulary Opener (Docs) 

Agricultural Revolution (Docs)

Pre-Industrial World (Slides)

Lesson #2: Causes 

Why did the Industrial Revolution begin in Great Britain in the 1750's?

Causes of the Revolution (Slides)​​

History Mystery Cover (Docs)

Mystery Primary Sources (Docs)

Karl Marx

German political philosopher and writer of The Communist Manifesto which described the new philosophy of scientific socialism, which is the basis for modern communism.

Lesson #5: Solutions & Reforms

How did reform movements try to remedy problems brought on by the Industrial Revolution?

Reform Movements Primary Source

Reforms by Parliament (Slides)

Karl Marx

Explore Geography

Factory System

A central location where goods are manufactured on a large scale by machine rather than by hand.