homework due date change-Farm to Factory letter due Feb. 5 for SS 1 and 3, and Feb. 6 for SS 2, 4 and 5
other homework due date changes TBA
THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
January 20 – February 13, 2015
The Industrial Revolution unit covers the span of time from the development of the factory system in the United States through the rapid industrialization of the country at the start of the 20th century. Students will study the farm to factory movement in New England in the early 19th century through the examination of primary source material relating to the life of a young factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts. Students will also compare the living and working conditions of factory workers and the attitudes of factory owners towards those workers. The positive and negative effects of the factory system on the environment and the American way of life will be studied.
NOTE: Your typed notes will be turned in before you take the quiz; they may be worth up to 10 bonus points on the quiz.
Turn this in at the beginning of class on Feb. 9 (SS 2, 4 and 5) or Feb. 10 (SS 1 and 3).
Farm Life to City Life
Assignment: Consider the perspective of a fifteen-year old living in the first half of the 19th century. You have been offered the opportunity of going to the mills in Lowell, Massachusetts to work. Your family says the decision is up to you. Write a letter to your teacher explaining whether you would stay on the farm or leave and work in the mills.
Use the information from the farm diaries and Chapter 11, section 1 to support your decision. Due Feb. 3 (SS 1, 2, 3) or Feb. 4 (SS 4, 5)
Your explanation includes at least three valid reasons for your decision.
Your explanation includes two reasons for your decision.
Your explanation includes only one reason for your decision.
Each of your reasons is well developed and thoroughly explained.
Your reasons are somewhat developed and explained.
Your reasons are not explained or developed.
Your reasons are historically accurate (drawn from the primary and secondary sources you have studied).
Your reasons are mostly historically accurate.
Your reasons are not drawn from the primary and secondary sources you have studied.
Your letter is well written with few errors in spelling and mechanics.
Your letter has some errors in spelling and mechanics.
Your letter has a number of errors in spelling and mechanics.