6th-8th Grade History: Industrial Revolution Inventions

The American Industrial Revolution took place from 1790-1870. During this time hundreds of inventions were created aiming to help a variety of problems. Explore some of these industrial revolution inventions in the activity below, by clicking the + sign on the map. Do you recognize any of the inventions or inventors? Some of these brand names continue to manufacture modern day products.

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Movies based on the Industrial Revolution

This activity is available in our American History B course

The second half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the westward movement of the late 1800s to the present. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students examine the impact of the settlement of the American West; investigate the social, political, and economic changes that resulted from industrialization; explore the changing role of the U.S. in international affairs from the late 19th century through the end of the Cold War; and trace major events and trends in the United States from the Cold War through the first decade of the twenty-first century.

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