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EQ: Are the benefits of progress during the Industrial Revolution more significant than the costs?

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Social Studies Age Level High School (16 to 18 years old)

Below you will find a variety of sources that connect to the Industrial Revolution. These sources will aid in your answering of the following guiding questions:

(1) What changes were made in manufacturing? (2) How did society benefit from industrialization? and (3) What were the challenges society faced during industrialization?

At the conclusion of your investigation, you should be able to address in detail the Essential Question: Are the benefits of progress during the Industrial Revolution more significant than the costs?

Duryea Motor Carriage, 1893

National Museum of American History

Patent Model of a Multicolor Rotary Printing Press

National Museum of American History

Chickering Square Piano

National Museum of American History

Steam Locomotive at Crossing

National Museum of American History

Worker in Cotton Mill, Rhode Island, 1909

National Museum of American History

Picking Slate and Bony Coal

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Train Load of Logs Measuring 88,568 Feet

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Construction of Railroad Bridge

The New York Public Library Digital Collections

Alexander Graham Bell

National Portrait Gallery