Unit 8: Economic and Social Advancements, 1750-1848
This unit explores the beginnings and consequences of the Industrial Revolution in England and elsewhere. We also examine European politics from the fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the revolutions of 1848. Along the way we discuss various ideologies as they emerge including capitalism, socialism, communism, nationalism, liberalism and conservatism.
English-History Synthesis Essay
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Monday, February 11: CCC Naviance worktime
Tuesday, February 12 and Wednesday, February 13:
Thursday, February 14:
Friday, February 15 - Monday, February 18: No School
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Wednesday, February 20 - Thursday, February 21:
Friday, February 22 & Monday, February, 25:
Tuesday, February 26 - Wednesday, February 27:
Thursday, February 28: Ch 8.1 (272 - 275)
Monday, March 4 - Tuesday, March 5:
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Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8:
Monday, March 11 - Tuesday, March 12:
Wednesday, March 13 - Tuesday, March 14: Italian unification
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Wednesday, March 21 - Thursday, March 22:
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March 24 - April 1: Spring Break
Monday: April 2 - Wednesday, April 4th: Unit 9
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Agricultural Revolution, Consumption Revolution, Enclosure Movement, Jethro Tull, Charles Townsend, James Watt, George Stephenson, Railways, Factory Act of 1833, Laissez-Faire,Thomas Malthus, David Ricardo, Jeremy Bentham Practical Socialists, Utopian Socialists, Louis Blanc, Saint-Simon, Robert Owen, Charles Fourier, Communism, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Bourgeoisie, Proletariat,
1. Identify the factors that made Britain more suitable than elsewhere in Europe for the first Industrial Revolution.
2.What role did the revolutions in agriculture and commerce influence the first Industrial Revolution? Why did some resist the innovations associated with the agricultural revolution?
3.What inventions were particularly important in the development of industrialism? List some of the inventors and their achievements.
4.How did the Industrial Revolution change the way families lived and worked? How did the role and rights of women change in the new industrial era? Did their standard of living improve or diminish as a result of Industrialization?
5.What were the goals of the working class in the new industrial society, and how did they differ from middle-class goals? How did the middle-class view work and money?
6.How would you define socialism? What were the chief ideas of early socialists? How did the ideas of Karl Marx differ from those of earlier writers?
7.What are the main similarities and differences between capitalism, socialism and communism? What is the influence of each?
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