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History / Year 9 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding

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Curriculum content descriptions

The technological innovations that led to the Industrial Revolution, and other conditions that influenced the industrialisation of Britain  (ACDSEH017)

Elaborations
  • mapping the British Empire c.1800 AD (CE) and the raw materials it obtained from colonies (for example, sugar from Jamaica, wool from Australia and cotton from India)
  • explaining changes in technology (for example, steam-driven spinning mills, railways and steam ships) which led to factories and cities
  • identifying the spread of innovations such as steam power; iron and steel production; transport; and chemicals in Europe, USA and Japan
  • identifying factors that led to the Industrial Revolution such as the agricultural revolution, access to raw materials, wealthy middle class, cheap labour, transport system and expanding empire
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Industrialisation,  Natural resources,  Labour force,  Inventions,  Manufacturing processes

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