Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tapestry of Grace Year 3, Week 3

Week Three: The focus this week is on the Early Industrial Revolution.

Key Facts:

1. Industrial Revolution
a. Started in Europe/Great Britain
b. Machines and Factories
c. Inventions

2. History of the Telegraph
a. William Sturgeon/Electromagnet
b. Joseph Henry & Charles Wheatstone
c. Samuel Morse/Morse Code

3. Eli Whitney
a. The Cotton Gin
b. Eli Whitney Armory/Production of Muskets
c. Machine Tool Industry/Interchangeable Parts

4. Robert Fulton
a. The Steam Engine
b. Steam Warship
c. Commissioned by Napoleon/Designed Submarine (Nautilus)

5. Francis Cabot Lowell
a. The American Textile Industry
b. Power Loom
c. Active Lobbyist/Protective Tariff

Activities: Make a Battery, Make a Cardboard Loom

Unit Projects: Add information on Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton and Francis Cabot Lowell to the display board.

Labeled map of the British Isles

Digging Deeper:
  • Napoleon Code
  • Immanuel Kent



  • A Head Full of Notions
  • Swiss Family Robinson
  • The Year of the Horseless Carriage: 1801 (Read Aloud)

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