Learning Exercise

The Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions

Great Britain experienced two revolutions that would forever change that nation. The first was in agricultural and the second was industrial. The BBC website explores Great Britain's economic transformation.
Course: Western Civlization

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Directions: 1). Scroll down and on the right side CLICK "All Change in the Victorian Age." 2)CLICK "Agricultural Revolution" on the right side. READ the first five articles: An enduring myth, more food for more people, crop yields, farming systems, more food per worker. 3) CLICK "Industry and Invention." CLICK "Britain as Workshop of the World." READ: Workshop of the World, Population Trebles, Industrial Evolution, Overseas Trade, New Technology, Railways Gather Steam." Write a 5-7 page paper comparing and contrasting the agricultural and industrial revolutions and explain how these two revoutions would change Great Britain and the world.


Great Britain Industrial Revolution

Learning Objectives

To establish why the agricutural and industrial revolutions began in Great Britain. To identify the technological changes. To evaluate the changes in the British labor force, family life, and society. To determine the legacy of the Agriculural and Industrial Revolutions.