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Industrial Revolution: Women
Click on Women. Click on the first link. Answer the following questions IN COMPLETE
Textile Workers
1. How many men worked in the Cortauld Silk Mill? How many women worked there?

2. Why, in your opinion, was there such a difference?

3. Why would Mrs. Smith rather have her children beaten than fined?

1. What are some of the health dangers from working in a factory?

Back to Women homepage. Click on second link. Read down to the interview of Elizabeth Bentley:
1. What was the purpose of this testimony? Why did someone take the time to interview Elizabeth
Bentley and others about the conditions in factories?

2. What hours did Elizabeth Bentley work?

3. What happened when workers were quartered?

On Women homepage, go to the third link.
1. How did J.C. Symons feel about the girls who “worked in the pit?”

2. How were those females different from the ones he more than likely associated with in society?

Industrial Revolution: Children
Click on Children. Click on the first link and read about Robert Owen
1. How was Owen influenced by John Locke and his ideas about the tabula rasa? Explain your

2. What measures did Owen take to halt the abuses of children at his factory at New Lanark?

3. Why would Owen’s partners be concerned about his management practices, and allowing children
under ten to go to school, instead of work?

On the Children home page click on the second link. Click on child labor and read the selections.
1. Why did the gentleman bring up Dante in his conversation with a cotton factory owner?

Go back to Children and click on the third link. Click on and READ Flogging in the factories.
1. Describe the straps that overseers used to flog children.

Go to Children and click on fourth link. Click on and READ Conditions in the Mines
1. What does the illustrator in these pictures use to show the bleak conditions in the mines?

On Children homepage, go to the fifth link. To enlarge the pictures, click on them. Read through the
captions that interest you and the questions below in specific.
The Mills
1. Look at the picture on the far right. Point out three dangers to the two young men.

Find The Factory: Choose 3 pictures.
In your own words, write at least 3 healthy, descriptive sentences about each picture and the people in



Industrial Revolution: Factory Owners
Click on Factory Owners. Click on the first link. Answer the following questions IN COMPLETE
1. According to Adam Smith, what are the three orders in society?

2. What does that third order have a general interest to do?

3. Why must the government be “hands-off” when it comes to business?

Back to Factory Owners homepage, go to the second link. Read about Titus Salt in the textile industry.
1. How did Salt’s first factory at Bradford affect workers and the citizens of Bradford alike?

 2. How did Salt change his manufacturing practices from Bradford to Saltaire?

BACK, go to the third link and read Josiah Wedgwood under Entrepreneurs.
1. How did Wedgwood increase the output of his workers?

Back to the Factory Owners, click on the fourth link.
1. What were the provisions of the factory act?

2. How did factory owners feel about the Factory Act?

On Factory Owners homepage, go to fifth link-Andrew Carnegie.
1. What made Carnegie the most modern model for industry in the world?

BACK. Click on the sixth link and read the Lowell Handbook
1. Why, in your opinion, was it important for workers to be with the rest if the community on the

2. In a paragraph using all the information you have collected, explain why factory owners could
make so much money from industry. Would you want to be a factory owner? Why or why not?

Industrial Revolution: Factory Workers
Click on Factory Workers. Click on the first link. Answer the following questions IN COMPLETE
1. What percentage in Britain’s income was concentrated on cotton in 1802?

 2. Look at chart 5. Why do you think cotton production increased while the percentage of people
working in the cotton industry fell?

 BACK. Click on the second link and read about James Watt.
1. How did Watt’s invention change from 1773 to 1781?

BACK. Click on the third link and read James Hargreaves
1. Describe the spinning jenny.

BACK to Factory Workers and click the fourth link and read Robert Applegarth.
1. What happened to the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners under Applegarth’s

On the Factory Workers homepage click the fifth link. Then click on and read Factory Legislation.
1. Draw and label a timeline in terms of legislation involving workers’ hours


2. Draw and label a timeline in terms of legislation of women and children.


BACK to the Factory Workers and click on the sixth link. Then click on and read Chadwick’s Report
on Sanitary Conditions.
1. According to the report, what steps could be taken to alleviate disease in factories and cities?

Industrial Revolution: Mine Workers
Click on the Mine Workers homepage and follow the first link. Click on and read Disasters
1. Between 1880 and 1910, how many people were killed in mine accidents?

2. Just from your own knowledge, is there any job field in 2009 (2010!) that has those kinds of
numbers of casualties? Why or why not?

3. How did the Coal Mines Act of 1854 begin to change the occurrences of atrocities in mine work?

On the Mine Workers homepage, go to the second link. Find the pictures of Miners.
Click on 3 of the pictures of miners. Write a 3 sentence, healthy description of the scene and the people
in the photograph.



BACK to the Mine Workers and click on the third link. Look at the pictures in the left column.
1. Why were these pictures created? Who was their audience?

Read the text in the correct paragraph for the following:
1. Describe, in THREE complete sentences, the life of a door boy.

2. Describe, in THREE sentences, the life of a driver.

3. Describe, in THREE sentences, the life of a laborer.

Reflection: Now, write a reflection about your daily life as though you were a member from one of
these groups in society. It may be a poem, a diary entry, or a letter to a friend and it must include the

              What time you might get up in the morning
              What time you eat, and what you eat
              What task you have at work
              Your relationship with the boss
              What time you sleep
              Any children you have (or siblings)
              Anything else you want to include to be authentic 


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