Romanticism vs. Realism Activity (part of the 7-part Industrial Revolution Unit)

Romanticism vs. Realism Activity (part of the 7-part Industrial Revolution Unit)

Can be used for 5th – 12th, Homeschool students.

Includes: PDF, 20 pages

This download includes PART 6 detailed below…

This PowerPoint series shows the evolution of the industrial revolutions in England, Japan, and other European countries. Slides include visuals, primary and secondary sources, statistics, maps, graphics, flowcharts, links to relevant YouTube videos, questions, writing prompts and much much more…

PART 1 – Agricultural Revolution: England (15 slides), including: timelines, background on hunter-gatherers, advancements and adaptations before the Agricultural Revolution, connections to population growth, crop rotation, mechanization, fertilizer, plowing, Jethro Tull and the seed drill, and much more…

PART 2 – Industrial Revolution: England (15 slides), including: timelines, flowcharts, differentiation between first and second industrial revolutions, coal, water and steam power, emergence of capitalism, division of labor, factories, railroads, 5 reasons for England having the first Industrial Revolution and much more…

PART 3 – Industrial Revolution: Europe (15 slides), including: advancements in coal production in Belgium, weapon superiority in France, Napoleon’s military technology, Germany’s industrialization, German railroads, and later tanks, planes, and submarines, and much more…

PART 4 – Industrial Revolution: United States (25 slides), including: herringbone notes, U.S. industrial output vs other countries, urban migration, decline in rural lifestyle, capitalism vs. communism, transcontinental railroad, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Steel industry, 10 richest people of the Gilded Age, robber barons vs captains of industry, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, migration patterns, push and pull factors, Ellis Island and Angel Island, factories, child labor and much more…

PART 5 – Industrial Revolution: Japan (15 slides), including: background on Shotoku importing scholars, 1800s Meiji state importing western influences, The Iwakura Mission, The Russo-Japanese War, Annexation of Korea, participation in World War One and World War Two, list of major Japanese brands today, and much more…

PART 6 – Romanticism vs. Realism (15 slides), including: background on both romanticism and realism as they relate to and were products of the industrial revolution, examples of both romanticism or realism in visual art, literature, music, and more

PART 7 – Emergence of Social Classes (15 slides), including: introduction of the emergence of classes, from a capitalist and communist perspective, as a result of the Industrial Revolution, breakdown of modern American classes (and examples of jobs in each class) is included, and background and application of Social Darwinism

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