Over 250 years ago was the start of the Industrial Revolution. To define revolution it means a complete change – turning things upside down. Industrial is the use of machines. The industrial revolution was the combination of both of these for dramatic effect.
In 1700 the majority of people lived and worked throughout the countryside. Although it sounds like a significant period of time, over the next 150 years this conventional wisdom and way of living was turned completely on it’s head by a wave of new ideas and inventions; changing industry dramatically.
The below worksheets are suitable for Year 9 students and explore all aspects of the Industrial Revolution. Everything from the degree of population increases within the industrial revolution years right through to the working children of the revolution. All resources are free to download and use within the classroom environment. They have been kindly submitted by real teachers and each worksheet has successfully been used in schools across the world.