The Industrial Revolution for Kids

The Industrial Revolution for Kids

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The Industrial Revolution for Kids introduces young readers to the Industrial Revolution in a qrevolutionaryq way: through the usual people, places, and inventions of the time: the incredibly wealthy Rockefellers and Carnegies, dirty and dangerous factories, new forms of transportation and communication, but also through the eyes of everyday workers, kids, sports figures, and social activists whose names never appeared in history books. Readers learn about new machines that impacted American lifea€”through the people who invented them and the people who built and operated thema€”and new forms of transportation that revolutionized societya€”through the people who designed them as well as the people who built and used them. Hannah Montague, who revolutionized the clothing industry with her highly popular detachable collars and cuffs, and Clementine Lamadrid, who either helped save starving New Yorkers or scammed the public into contributing to her One-Cent Coffee Stands, help tell the human stories of the Industrial Revolution. Twenty-one engaging and fun crosscurricular activities bring the times and technologies to life. Kids will make an assembly line sandwich, analyze the interchangeable parts of a common household fixture, weave a placemat, tell a story through photographs, and much more. Resources include books to read, places to visit, and websites to explore. Cheryl Mullenbach is a former history teacher, librarian, public television project manager, and K-12 social studies consultant. She is the author of Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II and has contributed to An Encyclopedia of American Women at War. She lives in Panora, Iowa.Known as a€œthe yellow kid, a€ this comical little fellow was one of the first comic strip characters in America. ... dust enfolded everything, the harsh, grinding roar of the machinery and the ceaseless rushing of coal through the chutes filled the ears.

Title:The Industrial Revolution for Kids
Author: Cheryl Mullenbach
Publisher:Chicago Review Press - 2014-08-01

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