Industrial Revolution Informational Text Booklet

Industrial Revolution Informational Text Booklet


This Industrial Revolution Informational Text Booklet includes information to help you teach the industrial era. It is part of the INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION UNIT. There are 2 passages on one 8.5 X 11 piece of paper and how to put the booklet together is included. It is text only. If you want comprehension questions, click on the full unit.

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What informational text is included in the booklet?

Thomas Newcomen’s first steam engine

James Hargreave’s Spinning Jenny

James Watt’s new design for a steam engine

James Fitch’s steam engine design

Samuel Slater’s first cotton mill

Eli Whitney’s cotton gin

Richard Trevithick’s steam-powered locomotive

Robert Fulton’s steamboat and commercial steamboat company

Government roads

George Stephenson’s steam locomotive

The Erie Canal

First public railway

Peter Cooper’s Tom Thumb steam engine

First commercial steam engine

Cyrus McCormick’s mechanical reaper

John Deere’ steel plow

Joseph Dart and Robert Dunbar’s grain elevator

Charles Goodyears’ rubber

Samuel Morse’s telegraph

Elisha Howe’s sewing machine

Elisha Otis’s safety brake for elevators

Henry Bessemer’s steel production

Transcontinental Railroad

The National Labor Union

The Knights of Labor

George Brayton’s first combustion engine

Joseph Glidden’s barbed wire

Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone

Thomas Edison’s incandescent lightbulb

George Eastmans’ camera

Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz’s modern-style cars

The American Federation of Labor

Guglielmo Marconi’s machine to transmit radio waves

Wilbur and Orville Wright’s airplane

The National Child Labor Committee

Reginald Fessenden’s broadcast music and entertainment over the radio

Benjamin Holt’s gasoline-powered tractor

Henry Ford’s Model T on the assembly line

The end of the Industrial Revolution


Version 1- The pages are in number order. Print, cut and staple.

Version 2- The pages are made for printing front/back and then fold in half.


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